November 18, 2009 - 12 PM
A Day in the Life with Linda Greenhouse
A “Day in the Life” with Linda Greenhouse
Wednesday., November 18, 12:30 – 1:30pm
On November 18, the Yale Law Women’s “Day in the Life” series will feature Linda Greenhouse. Ms. Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She assumed those positions in January 2009, after 30 years covering the Supreme Court of the United States for The New York Times.
Ms. Greenhouse received numerous journalism awards during her 40-year career at the Times, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for her coverage of the Supreme Court; the American Political Science Association’s Carey McWilliams Award for “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics” in 2002; and the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, in 2004. Also in 2004, she received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard’s Kennedy School. In 2008, the non-partisan Constitution Project gave her its annual award for constitutional commentary. Her biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Becoming Justice Blackmun, was published in 2005.
Ms. Greenhouse is one of two non-lawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which awarded her its Henry Friendly Medal. She is a member of the governing councils of the American Philosophical Society, which awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize for writing in the humanities and jurisprudence, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2009, she was elected to the Harvard University Board of Overseers. She is a graduate of Radcliffe College, Harvard, and earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, which she attended on a Ford Foundation fellowship.
Yale Law Women’s “Day in the Life” series features women who have pursued diverse career paths after law school, including those who have worked at law firms, in government, in business, and at non-profits.