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“Women, the Courts, and Changing Notions of Liberty”


Dahlia Lithwick. Image by Kathryn Hollinrake.

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 Thursday, September 15 at 2 p.m. in Osher’s Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton Campus.

In the wake of controversial Supreme Court rulings this summer, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Lithwick will help decipher this complicated moment in American history 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 editor at Slatewhere she writes since 1999 the sections “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence”. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic and Comment, among other places. She is the host of “Amicus”, Slatethe award-winning bi-weekly podcast on 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 twice received an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2018.

Lithwick earned a JD degree from Stanford University and a BA in English from Yale University.