In the Media
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf wrote an article for Ms. Magazine on November 15th, “Feminist Media Is Needed to Save Democracy”
- Melissa Murray and Kate Shaw co-wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times on November 12th, “The Conservative Supreme Court Vision That Means Inequality for Women”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, with Dr. Sharon Malone, wrote an October 18th piece for Oprah Daily, “Government Commitment to Menopause Research? It’s About Time”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf wrote an article for Ms. Magazine on October 11th, “The Law Needs to Talk About Menopause”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is featured in a late September article for SheKnows, “What Happened to the Menopause Research Act?”
- Professor Melissa Murray and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf are quoted in a September 14th article for InStyle, “Girlhood Is Trending, But Actual Girlhood Has Never Been More Fraught”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf wrote an article for TIME Magazine on August 25th, “Democracy is Feminist,” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day
- Melissa Murray, together with Kate Shaw, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times on August 7th, “One of the Most Brazen Republican Schemes Around Abortion Is Happening in Ohio”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf co-wrote an article for Ms. Magazine on July 27th, “The ‘Barbie’ Movie: ‘More Swipes at “The Patriarchy” Than a Year’s Worth of Ms. Magazine’”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is quoted in a July 26th article for Quartz, “US labor law has come a long way from the ‘menopause defense’—but now it needs to catch up”
- Melissa Murray appeared on a July 25th episode of the Contempt of Court podcast with Elie Mystal, “If You Want to Reform the Court, Reform the Media, Too”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf co-authored a July 7th article with Roxy Szal for Ms. Magazine, “With Menopause and Aging, Real Representation Matters: ‘Women in Positions of Power Realize This Is Not Something to Be Secretive About’”
- Professor Melissa Murray is quoted in a July 2nd Washington Post article about “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s bold debut and independent streak”
- Together with Leah Litman, Professor Melissa Murray wrote a June 25th op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, “Opinion: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has vast power and life tenure. So what’s his problem?”
- Professor Melissa Murray co-wrote a June 8th op-ed for The Washington Post with Steve Vladeck, “The Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act is no victory for democracy”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf and Sharon Malone wrote a June 5th op-ed for The Los Angeles Times, “Opinion: Menopause doesn’t have to be miserable”
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf co-wrote a May 25th op-ed with NYC Council Member Amanda Farías for The Daily News, “Menstrual equity is not ‘wokeism’: Access for all should not be blocked, but expanded, like NYC is doing”
- On April 23, 2023, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, “Florida wants to bar schools from talking about menstruation. What would Judy Blume say?”
- Professor Melissa Murray offers her expertise in an article for Insider about the abortion medication mifepristone and the Comstock Act of 1873
- Jennifer Weiss-Wolf wrote an article for TIME on March 20th “Florida Politicians Want Less Talk About Periods. We Need More of It”
- Professor Melissa Murray is quoted in Michelle Goldberg’s March 2023 opinion piece, “Abortion Opponents Want to Make Women Afraid to Get Help from Their Friends”
- 2022 Appearances
- Professor Murray made a guest appearance on The Takeaway to discuss “The Supreme Court's Objectivity is Under Scrutiny” in October 2022
- Professor Murray joined an episode of the podcast A Starting Point with Mark Kassen and Chris Evans to discuss state abortion laws in August 2022
- Along with Lourdes Rivera and Monica Raye Simpson, Professor Murray was featured in a May 2022 episode of Ms. Magazine’s On the Issues with Michele Bratcher Goodwin podcast to discuss “Beyond Roe: The Fight for Our Future.”
- 2021 Appearances
- Professor Murray is quoted in a September 2021 New York Times article on “How the Supreme Court Quietly Undercut Roe v. Wade.”
- Professor Murray appeared on MSNBC in November 2021 to discuss challenges to Texas law SB8.
- Professor Murray wrote a guest essay in December 2021 forThe New York Times titled “The Only Mother on the Court.”
- Professor Murray co-authored a July 2021 opinion piece with Steven Mazie for The Washington Post, on “How the Supreme Court could decimate reproductive rights without overruling Roe.”
- In late July 2021, Professor Murray was a guest on American Voices with Alicia Menendez, to discuss Mississippi’s recent request to the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade (1973).
- Professor Murray is quoted in a June 2021 article from The 19th on Britney Spears’s loss of reproductive freedom.
- Professor Murray is quoted in a March 2021 Time article, “These Mothers Wanted to Care for Their Kids and Keep Their Jobs. Now They're Suing After Being Fired.”
- 2020 Appearances
- Professor Murray speaks on Amy Coney Barrett and the Supreme Court
- Professor Murray is quoted in the New York Times article “Amid the Outpouring for Ginsburg, a Hint of Backlash,” from September 2020
- Listen to the July 4, 2020, episode of Slate’s Amicus podcast, in which Professor Murray joins host Dahlia Lithwick to discuss June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo (2020).
- Read Professor Murray’s opinion piece in The Washington Post on “the problem with relying on precedent to protect abortion rights” following the Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo (2020).
- Watch Professor Murray’s June 2020 appearance on MSNBC discussing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) on workplace protections for LGBTQ workers.
- BWLC Faculty Director Professor Murray was a guest on the Iron Justice podcast in May 2020, where she discussed the issues of gender and race in the law and clerking for Sonia Sotomayor, then a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- 2019 Appearances
- Professor Murray discusses the legal evolution of marriage in the United States on CBS News in November 2019.
- Watch Professor Murray’s June 2019 testimony during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Threats to Reproductive Rights in America.
- 2018 Appearances
- Professor Murray was a guest on an October 2018 episode of Above the Law’s Thinking Like a Lawyer podcast, “Law School Campuses in the Wake of Kavanaugh.”
- Watch Professor Murray’s October 2018 appearance on MSNBC discussing Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
- Listen to Professor Murray’s September 2018 guest appearance on Slate’s Amicus podcast, where she and host Dahlia Lithwick discussed Roe v. Wade (1973), precedent, and the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, among other topics.
- Watch Professor Murray’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 7, 2018, as part of the US Supreme Court confirmation hearing for then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the US District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit.
BWLC Books and Podcasts
|The second edition of Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice, written by Melissa Murray and Kristen Luker, reflects changes in constitutional law and their implications for access to a range of reproductive technologies.||BWLC Faculty Director Melissa Murray — together with fellow constitutional law professors Leah Litman and Kate Shaw — hosts Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the United States Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. The podcast provide in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities.||BWLC Executive Director Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is the author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity (Arcade, 2017), the first book to explore menstruation in the current cultural and political landscape.||
BWLC Faculty Director Melissa Murray and NYU Law’s Andrew Weissman have co-written The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary, to be released in February 2024.
Authors We’ve Hosted
What We’re Listening To
For a more detailed list of resources — including articles, specific podcast episodes, and additional books — visit the BWLC resource library.
Women’s Leadership Network Podcast
In 2016-17, Jeannie Forrest, BWLC co-founder and former vice dean for development and leadership initiatives at NYU Law, interviewed alumnae across different disciplines and at different stages in their careers as a means to encourage, inspire, and empower women in the legal community and beyond. Browse all WLN podcast episodes, and subscribe to them on iTunes.