Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Joins "Legally Speaking" at UC Hastings Law on September 15 -- Interviewed by Professor Joan C. Williams

Sep 14, 2011, 14:03 ET from UC Hastings College of the Law

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of California Hastings College of the Law, the first law school of the American West, is honored to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg will be visiting the school on Thursday, September 15, and will be interviewed by Professor Joan C. Williams before a live audience at 5:00 p.m. in the Louis B. Mayer Lounge at 198 McAllister.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, 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.

Justice Ginsburg is particularly interested in engaging with students during her visit to UC Hastings. Earlier in the day, she is scheduled to join Professor David Faigman's Constitutional Law class and then meet with the editors and staff of the UC Hastings Women's Law Journal. The class and meeting are not open to the media.

Interviewing Justice Ginsburg will be Professor Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings. From her Huffington Post blog bio: "Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over gender, class, and work-family issues for the quarter century. The culmination of this work is Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter (Harvard, 2010). Williams' prize-winning book Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It (Oxford, 2000), and reports such as The Three Faces of Work-Family Conflict (co-authored with Heather Boushey); Opt Out or Pushed Out: How the Press Covers Work-Family Conflict, and One Sick Child Away from Being Fired: When Opting Out is not an Option have influenced policymakers, the press, and activists."

The interview is part of the Legally Speaking series, co-produced by UC Hastings and California Lawyer, presenting probing interviews with prominent lawyers, judges, and academics. Topics are expected to include: the role of Supreme Court Justices in our political system; abortion/choice; progress on achieving gender equality; First Amendment cases; Equal Protection cases; the role of foreign law in Supreme Court decisions; the legal limits of free speech, working relationships among the Justices, and more.

About UC Hastings College of the Law
UC Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California. Located in San Francisco's Civic center, steps from City Hall, the State and Federal Buildings, the State Supreme, Superior and Appellate Courts as well as the United States District Court and Court of Appeals, the law school is an integral part of the fabric of the City of San Francisco and the California Judicial System. Over the past 133 years, UC Hastings has served as the law school of choice for an ever-increasing diversity of students. Now, UC Hastings alumni span the globe and are among the most respected lawyers, judges, public servants, and business leaders today.

Contact for UC Hastings College of the Law
Media interested in attending this event must RSVP. For more information, including media restrictions and/or photos to be made available from the event, contact Michael Trevino, Assistant Dean for Communications & Public Affairs, at (415) 565-4892 or trevinom@uchastings.edu.

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