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Linda Hirshman

Supreme Court Lawyer, Renowned Expert on Social Change in America & Author

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 Linda Hirshman Biography

Linda Hirshman is an acclaimed Supreme Court lawyer, progressive political pundit, and author.

Her 2015 title, Sisters in Law tells the fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices. Hirshman’s dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women’s lives. Sisters in Law combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution (Harper) details the enthralling and groundbreaking story of the Gay Pride movement, and reveals how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever. A fascinating and enlightening lecturer on the topic of gay rights, Hirshman is an ideal speaker for colleges and universities, corporations and law firms with LGBT affinity groups and LGBT organizations.

When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality, psychiatric experts called people attracted to others of the same sex "crazy," and forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Less than four decades later, in June of 2011, New York State legalized gay marriage - the most populous state in the country to do so thus far. The armed services stopped enforcing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ending a law that long discriminated against gay and lesbian members of the armed forces. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances were something of a miracle.

In her "Victory" talks, Hirshman recounts the long, tangled roads that led to these victories, viewing the Gay Rights movement within the tradition of American freedom as the third great modern social justice movement, alongside the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement. Drawing on rich published and archival material, and hundreds of in-depth interviews, she illustrates how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens - blurring rigid gender lines, altering the shared culture, and broadening our definitions of family.

A retired labor lawyer, Hirshman is the author of Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World, Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex, and A Woman's Guide to Law School. She received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While practicing law, she appeared in three Supreme Court cases including Garcia v. SAMTA, which defined the line between the federal government and the states. In recent years, she has appeared on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, various NPR shows, and the Colbert Report. She has also written for publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and Salon.

She lives in Arizona and New York.

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Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

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  • How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

    Hirshman's dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women's lives. With access to hundreds of previously unpublished letters, Hirshman sheds new light on O'Connor's role in the Bush v. Gore decision, and how together the two women, strengthened by their mutual support, transformed the Constitution and laws of the nation to make it a more equal place for millions of women. Sisters in Law combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.

  • Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

  • Why Women Work

  • How Social Movements Succeed (And Fail)

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Linda Hirshman

Supreme Court Lawyer, Renowned Expert on Social Change in America & Author

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Linda Hirshman Biography

Linda Hirshman is an acclaimed Supreme Court lawyer, progressive political pundit, and author.

Her 2015 title, Sisters in Law tells the fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices. Hirshman’s dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women’s lives. Sisters in Law combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution (Harper) details the enthralling and groundbreaking story of the Gay Pride movement, and reveals how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever. A fascinating and enlightening lecturer on the topic of gay rights, Hirshman is an ideal speaker for colleges and universities, corporations and law firms with LGBT affinity groups and LGBT organizations.

When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality, psychiatric experts called people attracted to others of the same sex "crazy," and forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Less than four decades later, in June of 2011, New York State legalized gay marriage - the most populous state in the country to do so thus far. The armed services stopped enforcing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ending a law that long discriminated against gay and lesbian members of the armed forces. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances were something of a miracle.

In her "Victory" talks, Hirshman recounts the long, tangled roads that led to these victories, viewing the Gay Rights movement within the tradition of American freedom as the third great modern social justice movement, alongside the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement. Drawing on rich published and archival material, and hundreds of in-depth interviews, she illustrates how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens - blurring rigid gender lines, altering the shared culture, and broadening our definitions of family.

A retired labor lawyer, Hirshman is the author of Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World, Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex, and A Woman's Guide to Law School. She received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While practicing law, she appeared in three Supreme Court cases including Garcia v. SAMTA, which defined the line between the federal government and the states. In recent years, she has appeared on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, various NPR shows, and the Colbert Report. She has also written for publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and Salon.

She lives in Arizona and New York.

Linda Hirshman Videos

  • Linda Hirshman: Talks at GS Session Highlights - YouTube
    Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were the first and second women to join the US Supreme Court. At a Talks at GS session, ...
  • Speaker Author Linda Hirshman

Linda Hirshman Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Linda Hirshman

Linda Hirshman Speaking Topics

  • How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

    Hirshman's dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women's lives. With access to hundreds of previously unpublished letters, Hirshman sheds new light on O'Connor's role in the Bush v. Gore decision, and how together the two women, strengthened by their mutual support, transformed the Constitution and laws of the nation to make it a more equal place for millions of women. Sisters in Law combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.

  • Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

  • Why Women Work

  • How Social Movements Succeed (And Fail)

FAQs on booking Linda Hirshman

  • How to book Linda Hirshman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Linda Hirshman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Linda Hirshman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Linda Hirshman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Linda Hirshman?

    Booking fees for Linda Hirshman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Linda Hirshman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Linda Hirshman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Linda Hirshman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Linda Hirshman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Linda Hirshman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Linda Hirshman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Linda Hirshman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Linda Hirshman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Linda Hirshman generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Maya L. Harris, Donna Brazile, Melanne Verveer, Ilyasah Shabazz and Jessika Rovell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Linda Hirshman for an upcoming event.

Linda Hirshman Speaker Videos

  • Linda Hirshman: Talks at GS Session Highlights - YouTube
    Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were the first and second women to join the US Supreme Court. At a Talks at GS session, ...
    Speaker Author Linda Hirshman

Linda Hirshman Speaking Topics

  • How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

    Hirshman's dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women's lives. With access to hundreds of previously unpublished letters, Hirshman sheds new light on O'Connor's role in the Bush v. Gore decision, and how together the two women, strengthened by their mutual support, transformed the Constitution and laws of the nation to make it a more equal place for millions of women. Sisters in Law combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.

  • Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

  • Why Women Work

  • How Social Movements Succeed (And Fail)

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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