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Lunch at the Law Center

A Conversation with Lawyer and Journalist Adam Liptak
Lunch at the Law Center

Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, will speak to Honors College students on March 2nd.

On Friday, March 2nd, Honors students are invited to attend a lunchtime discussion with Chancellor Jack Weiss of the LSU Law Center and Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times.  Liptak will discuss how he moved from litigating for the The Times to writing articles for it.  In 2009, Liptak’s series, “American Exception,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting.

Liptak graduated from Yale Law School with a law degree in 1988 and, for four years, served as a litigation associate at a New York City law firm where he specialized in First Amendment cases. 

In 2002, Liptak became a member of The New York Times’ legal department.  For the following decade, he litigated media and commercial cases, represented several Louisiana papers owned by The Times, and instructed courses on media law at the Columbia University of Journalism and the U.C.L.A. Law School as well as at his alma mater, Yale Law School.   

In 2002, Liptak joined The New York Times’ news staff, and five years later, he began publishing the column, “Sidebar,” which reviews legal developments.  Liptak began covering the Supreme Court in 2008.

“Adam Liptak, who is a brilliant lawyer, has had a unique opportunity to observe the workings of the United States Supreme Court on a daily basis,” said Chancellor Weiss.  “[He] will offer students a chance to hear his first-hand insights into today’s Justices and key cases on the High Court’s docket — cases dealing with national health care legislation, affirmative action in higher education, regulation of ‘indecent’ TV broadcasting, and campaign finance laws.”

Chancellor Weiss also stressed that for any student interested in law, politics, or public affairs, Liptak’s appearance is an occasion not to be missed.

The discussion will take place in Room 110 of the Law Center from 11:30-12:30.  Lunch will be provided.