This fall, the Clinton School of Public Service is hosting a major – some might even say notorious – figure in American jurisiprudence. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to Little Rock to deliver the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture.
On September 3, Bader Ginsburg will speak before what is sure to be a packed crowd, discussing her career on the Supreme Court and a storied legal career. Ginsburg was only the second female associate justice appointed to the Court, after Sandra Day O’Connor.
After attending Harvard Law School and obtaining a law degree from Columbia Law School, Bader Ginsburg clerked for Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and afterwards became an academic, serving as a research associate and becoming a professor at Rutgers University School of Law and Columbia Law School.
She went on to co-found the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s general counsel from 1973 to 1980. In 1980, she was tapped to serve as a United States Court of Appealsjudge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
In 1993, she was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court Associate Justice, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
The free lecture will be held Tuesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. Seating is limited.
RSVP for seating here.