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With nearly 33,000 total subscribers, Law Dork has solidly established itself as a go-to source for legal reporting and analysis about some of the biggest news stories of our day, from the Supreme Court to trial courts. In addition to wide-ranging coverage of the courts, Law Dork — by me, Chris Geidner — is regularly ahead of the curve on stories relating to LGBTQ issues and criminal justice questions due to my longtime expertise in covering those areas. Law Dork also extensively covers post-Roe, immigration, and democracy developments.

For nearly 15 years, I have been one of the key reporters in the country covering the Supreme Court — analyzing arguments and decisions, reporting on vacancies and appointments, and helping people to understand the behind-the-scenes developments that have changed the court. Before that, while in law school, I was editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Law Journal.

Now, I have brought my unique brand of in-depth, skeptical legal journalism here. Join the thousands and thousands of people who already have Law Dork to help them traverse the complex legal landscape of our moment by subscribing now.

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Law Dork in the media — and at your event

In conjunction with publishing Law Dork, I am often asked by others to discuss the topics that I cover on their shows and at their events.

In my time as national journalist, I’ve been a guest on TV and radio and podcasts — including on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. I’ve served as a panelist, moderator, and guest speaker at conferences and events across the country, from universities to businesses to nonprofit organizations.

I am asked to talk about the Supreme Court and its cases and justices; the law and related political and policy questions; LGBTQ, criminal justice, post-Roe, and democracy issues. I also am often asked to discuss the media landscape.

To book me on your show or bring me to your event to speak or participate in a panel discussion, please fill out this form or email me.

How did I get here?

I’m Chris Geidner (obviously), and I’ve been writing or in journalism, in one form or another, for nearly 25 years. I’ve been recognized with national awards for my reporting, including winning a GLAAD Media Award and being named NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year.

Back in early 2000, I began my first full-time journalism job, working as a copy editor at a local newspaper in Warren, Ohio. In 2003, I started blogging at Law Dork while in law school — a decision that enmeshed me in the online world and ultimately led me here today. In the time since, I’ve written thousands of posts, articles, columns, and more reporting on and analyzing some of the biggest issues of the past 20 years. In my work, I’ve done my best to share my understanding of the legal and political questions that have confronted us and — most importantly — tell the stories I’ve found.

I spent a significant amount of that time as the legal editor and Supreme Court correspondent at BuzzFeed News. I’ve also written for The New York Times and MSNBC, among other national publications, and worked at Metro Weekly, The Appeal, and Grid News. I’ve appeared on CNN and MSNBC, among other stations and shows, to discuss the Supreme Court. As part of my work, I often have covered the ins and outs of state and local developments with extensive, in-depth beat reporting. I spent two years working wholly on criminal legal issues, helping to educate myself on the complex set of issues and decision-makers that fuel our carceral system.

I’ve conducted interviews with some of the biggest newsmakers in the world, including former President Barack Obama and many Cabinet members, lawmakers, and state officials. My Twitter feed and other social media platforms have been must-read spaces for legal and political news for the past 15 years.

Before all of that, I practiced law in Ohio, both for a private firm and in state government. I also worked at a newspaper in Warren, Ohio, for two years before going to law school.

What should you expect from Law Dork?

With my newsletter, I’m bringing together the many lessons I’ve learned over the past two decades, including my time in law school and as a practicing lawyer, to help make sense of the world today — an uncertain time with important consequences for the way we live our lives and the way our government operates.

This period is pivotal to the way our legal system, our politicians, and, ultimately, our country operate. This newsletter will cover those legal developments — from the Supreme Court on down to lawmakers and public policy advocates — by highlighting what’s happening, talking with the key decision-makers and those working to influence them, examining stories that others are missing, and analyzing what matters and why.

Law Dork with Chris Geidner provides extensive coverage of our courts and the law. Subscribe now.

I need your help.

This is my full-time job.

I am doing this independently. I am covering the stories that I think matter and talking with the people who I think are essential to understanding what’s happening.

I need subscribers and, ultimately, I need paid subscribers — because journalism costs money.

Pay if you can do so to support my work.

What if you’d like to do more to support my work?

Taking a page from others, I would certainly be open to more substantial financial support for this work. Please email me.

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I'm an award-winning journalist who started writing Law Dork as a blog in 2003. Since then, I've written for The New York Times, MSNBC, BuzzFeed News, Metro Weekly, The Appeal, Bolts, Grid, and elsewhere. Now, I’m back to Law Dork.