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Slate Senior Editor to Deliver Koley Lecture at Creighton University School of Law

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate magazine, will discuss “Changes in Supreme Court Reporting in Recent Years and What it Means at the Court” during the Koley Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb 24, in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center, located at 602 N. 20th St.

The lecture, which is free to the public, is part of the Creighton University School of Law Koley Lecture Series, and is approved for CLE credit for attorneys in Nebraska and Iowa.

At Slate, Lithwick writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns. She also is a biweekly columnist for Newsweek. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other publications.

Lithwick received the Online News Association’s award for online commentary in 2001, and again in 2005, for a series she co-authored on torture, and was the first online journalist invited to serve on the Steering Committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is the co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, a legal humor book, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a book about seven children from Paul Newman's camp with life-threatening illnesses.

The Koley Lecture Series is named in honor of James L. Koley, a 1954 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Law. The Omaha World-Herald Foundation, John Gottschalk (chairman of the Omaha World-Herald Company), and other members of the World-Herald management team contributed funds to establish an endowed professorship in Constitutional Law to honor Koley for his work in several first-amendment cases, including Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart in 1976.

Law professor G. Michael Fenner is the current holder of the James L. Koley ’54 Professorship in Constitutional Law.

The law firm of Koley Jessen P.C. established the James L. Koley ’54 Scholarship in Constitutional Law to honor the business career of Koley. The scholarship is awarded annually to a second- or third-year law student who has demonstrated an aptitude and interest in First Amendment issues.