Susan Kruth

About Susan Kruth

Susan Kruth earned her B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2007, with a concentration in music and film. After a handful of short film and documentary gigs, Susan was inspired to go to law school in order to study the ways that the Constitution protects filmmakers. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, she served as musical director of the law school’s a cappella group, the A Cappellate Opinions, and performed in UVA Law’s spring musical comedy program, the Libel Show. Susan earned her J.D. in 2011 and is now a member of the Virginia State Bar. She got her start working to protect free speech through a fellowship with the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has also completed civil rights internships with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & AIDS Project.


  • Common Media Mistakes About FIRE’s Due Process Advocacy, February 10, 2017

  • New Book Takes Thorough Look at College Due Process Problems, January 31, 2017

  • Free Speech Panelists Highlighted in ‘Slate’ Podcast, January 10, 2017

  • Oregon Law Professor Suspended for Blackface at Private Halloween Party, December 27, 2016

  • YAF Lawsuit Against CSULA Proceeds on Narrow Grounds, December 15, 2016

  • Colleges’ Policies Against Sexual Coercion Prohibit Honest Discussion of Feelings and Intentions, December 13, 2016

  • UC Irvine Report Suggests Unconstitutional Implementation of ‘Principles Against Intolerance’, November 29, 2016

  • Dual-Purpose TPUSA ‘Watchlist’ Warrants Two-Toned Response, November 22, 2016

  • Historian Shouted Down at Cal State Northridge, November 15, 2016

  • First Amendment Lawsuit Settled with Speech Code Revisions on 10 Arizona Campuses, November 8, 2016