U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times and American Lawyer Media to speak March 5 as part of IJPM lecture series ‘Law, Politics and the Media’
U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times and American Lawyer Media to speak March 5 as part of IJPM lecture series ‘Law, Politics and the Media’ February 26, 2008Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Tony Mauro, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times and American Lawyer Media (ALM), will speak on Wednesday, March 5, at Syracuse University as part of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media‘s (IJPM) semester-long lecture series “Law, Politics and the Media.”
His lecture, “Media Representation of Judges” will take place from 2:30-4 p.m. in Room 204 of the SU College of Law. It is open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.
In January 2000, Mauro joined ALM after covering the Supreme Court for USA Today and Gannett News Service for the previous 20 years. He is also a legal correspondent for the First Amendment Center. In 1998, his stories on Supreme Court law clerks won a certificate of merit from the American Bar Association. The author of “Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court” (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2005), Mauro has written several law review articles and contributed chapters to four books. He serves on the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the advisory board of the World Press Freedom Committee.
Mauro earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Rutgers University and a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University. On Sept. 19, 2007, he provided live coverage on the Legal Times blog of the dedication of Newhouse 3, the newest building of SU’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the event’s keynote address by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on the First Amendment.
The American judicial system today operates in a complex environment of legal principle, political pressure and media coverage. The goal of the “Law, Politics and the Media” lecture series is to provide an introduction to the court system and its environment as a single, integrated subject of study. Throughout the spring semester, sitting judges, practicing lawyers and working journalists will be featured speakers.
The lecture series is part of an interdisciplinary course on law, politics and the media that is cross-listed between the College of Law and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The course is taught by SU professors Keith Bybee (IJPM director), Lisa Dolak (IJPM associate director) and Mark Obbie (IJPM associate director), and funded through support from the John Ben Snow Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York.
Launched in September 2006, IJPM is an academic institute devoted to the interdisciplinary study of issues at the intersection of law, politics and the media. A collaborative effort of the College of Law, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Newhouse School, the institute sponsors lectures, conferences and symposia designed to foster discussion and debate among legal scholars, sitting judges and working journalists.
For more information on the “Law, Politics and the Media” lecture series and IJPM, visit http://jpm.syr.edu.