Linda Greenhouse

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence, Yale Law School

Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and the former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, a beat she held from 1978 to 2008.

During her career at the Times, Greenhouse received several major journalism awards during her 40-year career at the Times, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University’s Kennedy School in 2004. In 2002, the American Political Science Association gave her its Carey McWilliams Award. Greenhouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she serves on the council, and is one of two non-lawyer honorary members elected to the American Law Institute, which in 2002 awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal. She is a vice president of the Council of the American Philosophical Society, which in 2005 awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize for writing in the humanities and jurisprudence.  

Greenhouse is the author of Becoming Justice Blackmun; Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling (with Reva B. Siegel); The U.S. Supreme Court, A Very Short Introduction; and The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (with Michael J. Graetz).

A 1968 graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard), Greenhouse earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, which she attended on a Ford Foundation fellowship.