The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ruth Hochberger

  1. Senior Adjunct Faculty

Ruth Hochberger, with 25 years of experience in legal journalism, was the editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal for 12 years.

A lawyer and member of the New York Bar, she began as a criminal defense lawyer for The Legal Aid Society in Manhattan.

As the first feature reporter for the Law Journal, she covered trials, court decisions, legislation, law firms, and local legal personalities for the daily professional publication. She also contributed the National Law Journal.

She was the founding publisher of Leader Publications, a division of New York Law Publishing Co., that issued monthly professional newsletters for lawyers. As editor-in-chief, she also supervised the Law Journal’s magazine for young lawyers, New York Lawyer, and the paper’s website.

She has taught media law and ethics, basic reporting, and a seminar on covering courts and trials to undergraduate and graduate students at Columbia University and New York University, as well as at New York Law School.

She has a B.A. in English from Barnard College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.