Linda Greenhouse delivered the Third Annual Culver Lecture at Simpson College on March 19, 2013. Greenhouse’s lecture reflected on her experience covering the United States Supreme Court for The New York Times from 1978 to 2008. She continues to author regular opinion columns on law and the Court for The New York Times. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University’s Kennedy School in 2004. Greenhouse authored a biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Becoming Justice Blackmun, and Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling (with Reva B. Siegel). In 2012, she authored The U.S. Supreme Court, A Very Short Introduction, published by Oxford University Press.
Greenhouse currently serves as the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, where she teaches courses on The Institutional Supreme Court, Warren Burger’s Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic. She is one of only two non-lawyer honorary members elected to the American Law Institute. Greenhouse received her B.A. in Government from Radcliffe College (Harvard) and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School in 1978.