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Linda Greenhouse


Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008, and currently writes a biweekly column on law. Greenhouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she serves on the council, and is one of two non-lawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which in 2002 awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal.

Greenhouse is a national board member of the American Constitution Society and a member of the Council of the American Philosophical Society, which in 2005 awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize for writing in the humanities and jurisprudence. She is a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and of the senate of Phi Beta Kappa.

Greenhouse graduated from Radcliffe College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, which she attended on a Ford Foundation Fellowship.