"Women, the Courts and the Shifting Notions of Liberty"

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick. Image by Kathryn Hollinrake.

By polly burks | 8/29/2022

Florida Atlantic University presents “Women, the Courts and the Shifting Notions of Liberty,” with award-winning journalist and legal affairs analyst Dahlia Lithwick. The lecture and book signing will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.  in the Osher Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Coming on the heels of this summer’s controversial Supreme Court decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Lithwick will help decipher this complicated moment in America’s story and explain the broader complications for First Amendment freedoms.

Tickets are $25 and the first 200 people to get a ticket will receive a copy of Lithwick’s book “Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America.” FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni are free with ID and all tickets are available at www.fauevents.com or by calling 561-297-6124. Osher Lifelong Learning students can purchase tickets at olliboca.fau.edu.

Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she has written the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999. Her work also 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. She is also a frequent commentator on MSNBC.

In 2018, Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. She won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act, and she has been awarded twice an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She also was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2018.

Lithwick earned a J.D. degree from Stanford University and a B.A. in English from Yale University.