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American Women Symposium

Image of Ruth Bader GinsbergRuth Bader Ginsburg

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Thursday, June 19, 2003
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Keynote: Women and the Law

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court since August 1993, following her thirteen years as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. For much of the 1960s and 1970s, Ginsburg was a professor of law, first at Rutgers University School of Law and then Columbia Law School, where she became the first tenured woman professor. During this time she was also a pioneering litigator for women's rights and in 1971 was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. She served as the ACLU’s general counsel from 1973 to 1980 and argued many of the constitutional law cases that redefined women’s legal position in the 1970s. In 1998, Justice Ginsburg established at the Library of Congress a collection of her personal and professional papers, which includes her many speeches and writings reflecting her long advocacy of women's issues and her interests in gender law and Scandinavian law.

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