United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Delivers the 2007 James P.White Lecture on Legal Education
United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Delivers the 2007 James P.White Lecture on Legal Education: On Thursday, March 8, Justice Ginsburg spoke to a crowd of over 250 students, faculty, alumni and members of the legal community in the Wynne Courtroom. The following day, she took time to share with students what life is like "behind the scenes" at the Supreme Court, and answered students' questions. Justice Ginsburg also spoke at a lunch for faculty and judges on Friday, March 9th at the law school. Link to archived webcast.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959-1961. From 1961-1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963-1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972-1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977-1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973-1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974-1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.