Slate Magazine Editor and Columnist to Discuss the Roberts Court for 2006 Tucker Lecture

Lexington, VA Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate magazine, will offer some initial impressions on the Roberts Court for this year's Tucker Lecture. Lithwick writes the columns "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" for Slate and has covered everything from the Microsoft trial to the calculus of capital punishment. The lecture is scheduled for Friday, October 20 at 12:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in Sydney Lewis Hall.

Lithwick's work has appeared in The New Republic, Commentary, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle and on She is also a weekly legal commentator for the NPR show, Day to Day.

Before joining Slate, Lithwick worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada.  In 1996, she clerked for Judge Procter Hug Jr., then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She received a B.A. in English from Yale University in 1990 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1996.

Lithwick is 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 who have life-threatening illnesses. In 2001, Lithwick was awarded the Online News Association's award for online commentary.

The Tucker Lecture was first established by the Board of Trustees in 1949 to mark the bicentennial of the University and the centennial of the Law School. The Lecture is free and open to the public.

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