The Saint Louis University School of Law and the St. Louis Beacon will welcome Linda Greenhouse, former U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, currently a scholar and lecturer at Yale Law School to Saint Louis University April 6-7. Greenhouse is this year's James C. Millstone Lecturer.
Greenhouse's lecture, "She Says. He Says. Says Who? A Critical Look at Journalistic "Fairness""on the role of journalists in reporting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Xavier Grand Ballroom at St. Francis Xavier College Church on Grand and Lindell Boulevards.
On Thursday, April 7, at noon, she will appear on a panel at the William H. Kniep Courtroom at the School of Law discussing the Supreme Court in a presentation titled "The Direction of the Roberts Court: Is It Making a Sharp Turn to the Right?" Both events are free and open to the public. The panel discussion is available for 1 hour of CLE credit in Missouri.
"Ms. Greenhouse's critique of journalistic conventions that complicate conveying the truth to readers and viewers is a timely topic," said Roger Goldman, Callis Family Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law and the event moderator. "Her expertise and compelling research will provide insights across many academic disciplines and will be of great interest to the larger community."
Greenhouse won the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism "for her consistently illuminating coverage of the United States Supreme Court" while serving as the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008.
Joining her on the panel will be William Freivogel, director of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Anders Walker, assistant professor of law at SLU. Freivogel covered the Supreme Court as a Washington correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and now writes about the court for the St. Louis Beacon.
Walker has been on the faculty since 2006 and is the author of The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v. Board of Education to Stall Civil Rights (New York: Oxford U. Press, 2009). He has a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.
Greenhouse holds the positions of a senior research scholar in law, the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is one of two non-lawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which in 2002 awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal.
The Council of the American Philosophical Society, of which she is a member, awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize for writing in the humanities and jurisprudence. She is a 1968 graduate of Radcliffe College and in 2009 was elected to the Board of Overseers at Harvard University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa while at Radcliffe, and currently is a member of the Senate of Phi Beta Kappa. She received the Master of Studies in Law from Yale in 1978.
The Millstone Lecture honors James C. Millstone, a long-time editor, reporter and Washington correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Millstone, who died in 1992, covered the civil rights movement and was responsible for much of the paper's coverage of constitutional law and legal issues in the course of his career. First presented in 1992, this year's lecture is the seventeenth in the series.
Millstone joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1956 and covered Washington for the paper in the 1960s. In 1971, he returned to St. Louis as an editor, where he would become revered by a generation of young reporters who displayed extraordinary devotion to their craft. Millstone was named senior assistant managing editor in the late 1980s. A fund to support this lecture series was established by family, friends and colleagues.
About Saint Louis University School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law was founded in 1843 and is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. The strength of the faculty, breadth of course offerings and extensive clinical and professional skills experience provide students with a well-rounded legal education. The School of Law's rich history consists of strong connections to the community and a long tradition of public service. SLU LAW's location in the heart of the City of St. Louis, offers students unparalleled access to leading law firms, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations - and a unique opportunity to see the law in action. For more information, visit http://law.slu.edu/.
About the St. Louis Beacon
The Beacon is dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of relevant news and challenging issues to readers in the St. Louis region. The publication was organized by veteran reporters and editors, many of them colleagues of Jim Millstone, and its staff has expanded to include young journalists beginning their careers, and an innovative business and technical staff that is designing a sustainable financial model for the future of News That Matters.