Pulitzer Prize-Winning Legal Writer Discusses ‘The Supreme Court and the Public’

The University of North Florida will host “An Evening with Linda Greenhouse” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Lazzara Performance Hall on campus. She will discuss “The Supreme Court and the Public: An Imperfect Dialogue.” This event is free and open to the public.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning legal writer, Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She assumed this position in 2009 after a 40-year career at The New York Times, including 30 years covering the United States Supreme Court. At Yale, she is a member of the faculty of the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and teaches other Supreme Court-related courses.

She received numerous journalism awards for her reporting, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1998, the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association in 2002, and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University’s Kennedy School in 2004. Her biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, “Becoming Justice Blackmun,” was published in 2005 and was named a New York Times Book Review notable book. Her latest book is “Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling” (with Reva B. Siegel).

Greenhouse is one of two non-lawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal. Additionally, she received the Yale Law School Association’s Award of Merit. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard, and received a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School.

This event is sponsored by UNF’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Pre-Law Speakers Series. For more information, contact Peggy Baldt, UNF Pre-Law Program, at (904) 620-1069 or at p.baldt@unf.edu.

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