Closing Conversation: Dahlia Lithwick and Micah Schwartzman

Sep 10

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

Part of How the Law Treats Hate: Antisemitism and Anti-Discrimination Reconsidered, a conference presented in partnership with the UVA Jewish Studies Program and the UVA Karsh Center for Law and Democracy

In closing comments, legal scholar Micah Schwartzman and legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick will discuss how the questions of law and antisemitism fit into the larger framework of legal trends on First Amendment jurisprudence involving religious freedom and racial justice in American society today.

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Dahlia Lithwick, Slate.com

Dahlia Lithwick is Senior Writer at slate.com, where she writes about American law and politics and hosts the podcast, “Amicus.” In 2018 she was awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for her role as “the nation’s best legal commentator for two decades.”


Micah Schwartzman, University of Virginia School of Law

Micah Schwartzman is the director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law and a Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. A scholar who focuses on law and religion, jurisprudence, political philosophy and constitutional law, his publications include Jews, Not Pagans, with Richard Schragger, San Diego Law Review (2019), The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (2016), and the forthcoming Constitutional Law and Religion.

Conference Schedule

12:15–1:30 PM EST

How Do We Define Anti-Jewish Discrimination? The Puzzle of Antisemitism


2–3 PM EST

How Can Law Protect Groups? American and International Perspectives


3:30–4:30 PM EST

Can We Move Beyond Race and Religion? Jewish Identity & American Civil Rights Law


4:45–5:30 PM EST

Closing Conversation: Dahlia Lithwick and Micah Schwartzman


Each conference session requires a unique registration—attendees cannot register for the entire conference using a single link. Review the above conference schedule and click on session titles to register and learn more about the speakers. All sessions will be hosted as Zoom webinars.

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