Media Advisory: Supreme Court Journalist Joan Biskupic to Speak at UCI Law


WHAT: Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court journalist and author of several books on the judiciary, will speak at UCI Law as part of the school’s Guest Speaker Series.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1111 (grid F11, bldg. 3 on campus map)

WHO: Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and has written several books on the judiciary, including Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (2014), American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009), and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice. She currently is editor in charge for legal affairs at Reuters News. Before joining Reuters in 2012, she was the Supreme Court reporter for The Washington Post and for USA Today. She is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” with Gwen Ifill. Ms. Biskupic is a graduate of Georgetown Law School. She earned her B.A. degree in Journalism from Marquette University and her M.A. degree in English from the University of Oklahoma.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media planning to attend the event should contact Colleen Taricani, UCI Law Assistant Dean for Communications, at (949) 824-3063 or

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