Adam Liptak

Adam Liptak

Lecturer in Law

Adam Liptak covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. His column on legal affairs, “Sidebar,” appears every other Tuesday.

Liptak was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2009 for “American Exception,” a series of articles examining ways in which the American legal system differs from those of other developed nations. He received the 2010 Scripps Howard Award for Washington reporting for a five-part series on the Roberts Court.

A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Liptak practiced law at a large New York City law firm and in the legal department of The New York Times Company before joining the paper’s news staff in 2002.


The New York Times

Supreme Court Correspondent (2008 to present)

National Legal Correspondent (2002 to 2008)


The New York Times Company

Legal Department

Senior Counsel (1994 to 2002)

Attorney (1992 to 1994)


Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Associate (1988 to 1992)




Yale Law School

J.D. (1988)


Yale University

B.A., cum laude, in English Literature (1984)

Editorial Board, Yale Daily News


Also attended Columbia University (1978 to 1980) and Eotvos Lorand Tudomayegetem in Budapest, Hungary (fall 1980)