Law and Supreme Court Writer and Commentator Dahlia Lithwick to Deliver 2023 McCormick Lecture at University of Arizona Law

Aug. 28, 2023
Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate Magazine and commentator on law and the Supreme Court, will deliver the 2023 McCormick Lecture virtually on Sept. 14, 2023. The event is sponsored by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs. 

Lithwick will present “The Supreme Court: What is Next?” followed by a conversation moderated by Associate Professor of Law Eunice Lee and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro

Event: THE SUPREME COURT: WHAT'S NEXT? A Conversation with Dahlia Lithwick 

When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Where: The McCormick Lecture will be delivered via Zoom. Register here.  

The Zoom link will be sent out to registrants before noon on September 14.  


Background: Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, has been writing their "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places. 

She is host of "Amicus," Slate's award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. Her 2022 book, "Lady Justice," was a New York Times bestseller. In 2018, Lithwick won the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2018. 

Lithwick has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Georgia Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem. She was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She has testified before Congress about access to justice in the era of the Roberts Court and how #MeToo impacts federal judicial law clerks. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and the Daily Show and is a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show.  

Lithwick earned her BA in English from Yale University and her JD degree from Stanford University. Her book, "Lady Justice," will be available in paperback this September. She is co-author of "Me Versus Everybody" (Workman Press, 2006) (with Brandt Goldstein) and of "I Will Sing Life" (Little, Brown 1992) (with Larry Berger). Her work has been featured in numerous anthologies including "Jewish Jocks" (2012); "What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most" (2013); "About What was Lost" (2006); "A Good Quarrel" (2009); "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare" (2009); and "Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary" (2008).  

The McCormick Society 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. Visit the McCormick Society web page to watch recent lectures or apply to join