Longtime Journalist and Author about Law and Public Affairs. He has covered the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and other parts of the government, based in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Caplan is a Senior Research Scholar and an occasional Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He has written most recently for The American Prospect, The American Scholar, Harvard Magazine, and the website of The New Yorker. He wrote about the Supreme Court as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. He has…
Lincoln Caplan is a Senior Research Scholar and an occasional Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He has written most recently for The American Prospect, The American Scholar, Harvard Magazine, and the website of The New Yorker.
He wrote about the Supreme Court as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. He has also been a staff writer for The New Yorker and an editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he oversaw U.S. News online and the magazine’s coverage of education.
From 1998 until 2006, he was on the faculty of Yale Law School as the Knight Senior Journalist, where he was the founding editor and president of Legal Affairs magazine. Legal Affairs was a finalist for two National Magazine Awards (for General Excellence and for Public Interest) and won other national awards in journalism.
From July 2006 until July 2010, he was managing partner of SeaChange Capital Partners, a nonprofit finance firm he helped launch that is now a merchant bank for nonprofits across the social sector. In its first four years of operation, it raised philanthropic capital for nonprofit organizations involved in education reform and youth development.
He is the author of five books about law, including The Insanity Defense and the Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr., which (as excerpted in The New Yorker) won a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association; The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law, which was the first major book about that important post in the Justice Department and at the Supreme Court; An Open Adoption; Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire, written with the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship and available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean editions as well as English; and Up Against the Law: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court.
A graduate of Harvard College magna cum laude, he attended Cambridge University in England as a Harvard Scholar and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, and served as a White House Fellow. He is a member of the editorial board of The American Scholar and a former member of the advisory board of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Lincoln Caplan
What is Journalism: You Will Decide - Lincoln Caplan
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