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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Writing About the Supreme Court – A Conversation with Dahlia Lithwick and Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

A special event featuring Dahlia Lithwick, legal correspondent for Slate, in conversation with Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL, former New York Times Supreme Court reporter and Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at Yale Law School, will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at Yale Law School. The conversation, “Writing About the Supreme Court,” begins at 6:15 p.m. in Room 127. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.

The event is sponsored by the Yale Information Society Project and Knight Law and Media Program. It is made possible by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale University.

A senior editor as well as legal correspondent for Slate, Dahlia Lithwick writes “Supreme Court Dispatches” and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle, and on CNN.com, and she is a weekly legal commentator for the NPR show, “Day to Day.” She is co-author of the legal humor book, Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. She holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Linda Greenhouse is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and currently writes a bi-weekly column on law for the Times. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is one of two non-lawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which in 2002 awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal. She is a graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard) and holds an MSL from Yale Law School.