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In the Media

2023 Appearances
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
2020 Appearances
2019 Appearances
2018 Appearances

BWLC Books and Podcasts

The Trump Indictments by Melissa Murray and Andrew Weissman
Strict Scrutiny Podcast Image, featuring a gavel-shaped microphone against a blue background with the words Strict Scrutiny in capital letters at the top
Periods Gone Public by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice
BWLC Faculty Director Melissa Murray and NYU Law’s Andrew Weissman have co-written The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary, which was published on February 27, 2024. 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.

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.


Authors We’ve Hosted

Cover images of books featured in BWLN events
From left to right, top to bottom: Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality by Tomiko Brown-Nagin; Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work by Ruchika Tulshyan; Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace by Minda Harts; Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America by Dahlia Lithwick; 50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution by Katherine Spillar and the editors of Ms.Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice by Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow; Our Unfinished March: A History, A Crisis, A Plan by Eric Holder; Global Gender Constitutionalism and Women’s Citizenship: A Struggle for Transformative Inclusion by Ruth Rubio-Marin; More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech by Meredith Broussard; Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti. For a full list of authors we’ve hosted, see our Events page.


What We’re Listening To

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From left to right: Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick; The Michelle Obama Podcast; On the Issues with Michele Goodwin; ​​#SistersInLaw with Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins Stohr; Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus








Resource Library

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.