Short courses

Journalist and Public Interest Lawyer to Teach Short Courses in Karsh Center

An award-winning journalist and public interest lawyer is teaching short courses this spring at the University of Virginia School of Law under the sponsorship of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

Linda Greenhouse is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covered the Supreme Court for 30 years for The New York Times. She is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Beginning Monday, Greenhouse will teach The Institutional Supreme Court, which will “examine the Supreme Court from the perspective of its institutional role and the behavior of its members and those whose professional lives surround it.”

Chinh Q. Le ’00 served as the Legal Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia from 2011-21 and served as Director of the Civil Rights Division in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. He received the Law School’s Shaping Justice Award for Extraordinary Achievement in 2019.

The will teach Law Reform and Impact Litigation, which “examines the workings of law reform and impact litigation to effect systemic change,” and Public Interest Leadership, which “explores a wide range of topics focused on what organizational leadership in these spaces involves. Both courses will begin in March.

Greenhouse and Le are Distinguished Fellows of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

“We have two incredible and distinguished visitors with the Karsh semester this spring,” said Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05, director of the Karsh Center. “Linda Greenhouse has a long history of Supreme Court coverage. Chinh Le is a leader in our nation’s civil rights and public interest community. We are so fortunate that both of us teach These are great opportunities for our students.