Greenhouse goes to Yale

It’s been a good week for Yale Law School.

First, it landed at the top (again) of what purports to be the rankings of the nation’s top law schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Now, the school has announced that the New York Times’ loss will be their gain: starting in January, the retiring Times Supreme Court uber-reporter Linda Greenhouse will be a Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow at the school.

Said Dean Harold Hongju Koh of Greenhouse, who holds a Master of Studies in Law degree from the school: “We are thrilled to welcome Linda Greenhouse back home to Yale Law School. . . . She has the rarest gift for distilling even the most complex Court decisions and doctrines into language that all readers can understand. And her knowledge of the Court is matched only by her passion for accurate reporting and her fervent commitment to promoting justice through law.” (See the full announcement here on

Greenhouse recently accepted a buyout package from the Times, where she has covered the Court for 30 years. (HT: Romenesko)

(Photo by Charles Haynes, c/o the Wikimedia Project)


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