New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent Adam Liptak to Deliver Public Lecture at University of Arizona Law

Jan. 30, 2018

Liptak will deliver the annual McCormick Society Lecture on Feb. 12

New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak will speak at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Feb. 12 for the 38th McCormick Lecture, sponsored by the college and the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs. 

Event: “The United States Supreme Court in an Era of Constitutional Dynamism: A Conversation with Adam Liptak,” moderated Arizona Law professor Jason Kreag.

When: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 164 (Ares Auditorium), 1201 E. Speedway. Campus map:

Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public. Register here. Priority seating will be given to members of the McCormick Society and their guests. Otherwise seating is first-come, first-served. The talk will be live-streamed in an adjacent room once the auditorium reaches capacity.

Adam Liptak covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. Liptak's column on legal affairs, "Sidebar," appears every other Tuesday. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Liptak practiced law at a large New York City law firm and in the legal department of The New York Times Company before joining the paper's news staff in 2002. Liptak was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2009 and received the Scripps Howard Award for Washington reporting in 2010. He was awarded Hofstra University's Presidential Medal and an honorary doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. Liptak is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School and an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.

The J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick, who served Arizona with distinction as president of the University of Arizona, as dean of the College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents. Members of the McCormick Society foster dialogue about the critical issues of our time through an annual public lecture. Past speakers in the series have included U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, former U.S. Representative Barney Frank, former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and PBS commentator and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

Event Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson, senior program coordinator, UA James E. Rogers College of Law,, 520-626-1629.