The Rubinson Lecture welcomes award-winning journalist and law professor, Dahlia Lithwick for the opening of a series of lectures on Jews, Justice and Journalism. A book signing and public reception will follow.
MSNBC analyst and a senior legal correspondent at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick is one of the nation's foremost legal commentators. She is the host of Amicus, Slate's award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller Lady Justice, which recounts the gripping and heroic story of the women attorneys who fought the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump's presidency-and won.
Lithwick is the recipient of a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2018, Lithwick received the American Constitution Society's Progressive Champion Award and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. By 2021, she was named an honoree of the Women's Media Center's Exceptional Journalism Awards. In that same year, she was a recipient of a Gracie Award for Amicus Presents: The Class of RBG, which featured the last in-person audio interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Lithwick has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Georgia Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem. She was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She has testified before Congress about access to justice in the era of the Roberts Court and how MeToo impacts federal judicial law clerks. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show; she is also a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. Lithwick co-authored Me Versus Everybody with Brandt Goldstein and I Will Sing Life with Larry Berger, and her work has been featured in numerous anthologies. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places.
The Rubinson Lecture is made possible due to the generosity of Tom and Melissa Rubinson in honor of Cecily "Cessy" G. Rubinson and Richard M. Rubinson.