U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be interviewed by New York Law School professor Nadine Strossen as part of the Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture Feb. 6.
The event, which will also feature remarks by Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will take place at the school’s event center at 185 West Broadway, New York City. The audience will be invited guests.
“It is a great honor to have Justice Ginsburg as the tenth speaker of this outstanding lecture series,” Sybil Shainwald said. “Sidney Shainwald was an impassioned advocate for social and economic justice and an admirer of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her quest for equality and preservation of our Constitution.”
The school’s dean, Anthony W. Crowell, said in a statement: “Her enduring influence on the court, and service as a role-model to generations of lawyers and law students, at a moment in time of such profound significance, cannot be overstated.”
Past speakers have included: Kenneth Feinberg of The Feinberg Group, the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts; Justice Stephen Breyer; former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel; U.S. District Justice Jack Weinstein; former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; former Secretary of State John F. Kerry; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.
Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to Judge Edmund L. Palmieri of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1959 to 1961.
In 1963, Ginsburg joined the faculty of Rutgers Law School in Newark. In 1972, she was hired by Columbia Law School, where she taught until 1980.
President Jimmy Carter appointed Ginsburg to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. On June 14, 1993, Ginsburg accepted President Bill Clinton’s nomination to the Supreme Court.