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Ruth Bader Ginsburg U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2017 (left) and in 1980, when she was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (right). Photos: David Handschuh/ALM and courtesy of Columbia Law School

Every prominent woman in America, it seems, has a story to tell about the time she met Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how transformative that encounter was. I met Ginsburg before she was elevated to the high court in the early 1990s, long before she morphed into the Notorious RBG. And if truth be told, she barely registered on my radar.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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