99-045 (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

Distributed October 29, 1999
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Glenn Hare



Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss women and the Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will discuss “The Supreme Court: A Place for Women” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Her presentation is the annual Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will present the annual Noah Krieger ’93 Memorial Lecture at Brown University at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Ginsburg will discuss “The Supreme Court: A Place for Women.” Her lecture, presented by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, is free and open to the public.

Appointed by President Clinton in June of 1993, Ginsburg took the oath of office on Aug. 10 of that year. Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, she served from 1980 to 1993 on the bench of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

From 1972 to 1980 Ginsburg was a professor at Columbia University Law School, and served on the law faculty of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, from 1963 to 1972. She has taught at Harvard Law School, the University of Amsterdam, New York University Law School, the University of Strasbourg and the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies. In 1978, she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Ginsburg was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1971. Throughout the 1970s, she also litigated a series of cases solidifying a constitutional principle against gender-based discrimination.

Among her bar association activities are service on the board of editors of the American Bar Association Journal, and as secretary, board member and executive committee member of the American Bar Foundation. In addition, Ginsburg has served on the Council of the American Law Institute. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has written widely in the areas of civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law and comparative law.

Ginsburg is a graduate of Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School and received her law degree from Columbia University Law School. She holds honorary degrees from Lund University (Sweden) and many U.S. colleges, universities and law schools.

Noah Krieger

Noah Krieger was an outstanding Brown student who earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa on his way to a magna cum laude degree. His academic interests were focused on positive social change and included economics, political science and public policy. When he died tragically soon after graduating from Brown in 1993, the Krieger family established a program at the University’s Taubman Center to honor his life and celebrate his memory.

The program annually awards a prize to an outstanding member of the Center’s graduating class and presents a yearly lecture by prominent individuals who have made distinguished contributions to public service. Among past lecturers are former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

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