Dahlia Lithwick

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Senior editor, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and, in that capacity, writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns. Frequently, that writing includes the intersection of issues of faith and issues of legality.

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post and Commentary, among other places. She also serves as a lecturer on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. Lithwick received the Online News Association’s award for online commentary in 2001 and again in 2005, for a series she co-authored on torture, and was the first online journalist invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. A frequent speaker on legal issues, she is a frequent guest on KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center,” and has appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Show.” She is the co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, a legal humor book, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a book about seven children from Paul Newman’s camp with life-threatening illnesses. 

Before joining Slate, Lithwick worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada, and clerked for Procter Hug, chief justice of the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She earned her undergraduate degree from Yale College and her law degree from Stanford University Law School.