The J. Byron McCormick Lecture
UA Law | Video Archive | 2003 McCormick Lecture  

DATE/Time: Thursday, September 22, 2003 10:00am

Topic: "The Last Days of the Rehnquist Court Rewards of Patience and Power"

Linda Greenhouse

Location: Ares Auditorium Room 146. This event was streamed live on the internet.

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Additional Information

Linda Greenhouse (born 1947-01-09 in New York City) is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who has covered the United States Supreme Court for three decades for the The New York Times.

Greenhouse received her BA degree in government from Radcliffe College in 1968 and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School in 1978.

She covered the Supreme Court from 1978 to 2008, with the exception of two years during the mid-1980s during which she covered the Congress. Since 1981, she has authored over 2,800 articles for the New York Times.She has been a regular guest on the PBS program Washington Week. In 2008, Greenhouse accepted an offer from the New York Times for an early retirement.Greenhouse's retirement is scheduled for the end of the Supreme Court session in the summer of 2008.[6] Seven of the nine sitting Justices attended a goodbye party for Greenhouse on June 12, 2008 Greenhouse will be joining the Faculty of Yale Law School in the fall.

Greenhouse was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism (Beat Reporting) in 1998 "for her consistently illuminating coverage of the United States Supreme Court." In 2004, she received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism and the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. She was a Radcliffe Institute Medal winner in 2006.

About the Annual Mccormick Lecture

Thc J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick who served the State of Arizona with great distinction as President of the University of Arizona, as Dean of the University's College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents.


The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the oldest law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West. Since 1915, the College has educated many of Arizona’s most distinguished judges and lawyers; its graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas both in the state and nationwide.

The College is singularly committed to first-rate teaching, research, and service to the public and legal profession. Our size – a total student body of about 500 – fosters close interaction and a high level of intellectual engagement among students and faculty.

Tucson is located in the beautiful Sonoran desert, near the border of two nations, and in a state that embraces tribal lands, with the attendant complexities of multiple cultures and sovereignities. Arizona is a stimulating, unique setting in which to work and to live.

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