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Visit from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Make way for the Notorious R.B.G.!

On Tuesday, January 30 th U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be visiting the RWU School of Law for a “fireside chat” with 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Judge Bruce M. Selya.

Justice Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, has served on the Court since 1993. She has long been a pioneer for women in law, starting during her days at Harvard Law where she became the first woman to serve on the Harvard Law Review. As Dean Michael Yelnosky has said, “It is hard to overstate the impact Justice Ginsburg has had on American law and specifically on gender equality. Before she became a judge, she brought cases before the Supreme Court that first established the principle that government discrimination against women violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause. As a Supreme Court justice, she and her colleagues have built on that foundation a jurisprudence ensuring women ‘equal opportunity to aspire, achieve, participate in and contribute to society based on their individual talents and capacities.’"

In preparation for the upcoming visit of Justice Ginsburg, the Law Library has created a book display devoted to works written by and about this historic figure.

In addition to the display, the Library also has additional resources for finding more information about Justice Ginsburg and for researching the Court and other “Supremes.” One such resource is Bloomberg BNA United States Law Week, where you can access opinions, news about and transcripts of oral arguments, reviews of past terms, previews of upcoming terms, and much more. They even have podcasts that you can tune in to on your way to school or your internships!

If you have any questions about Supreme Court research, be sure to contact one of your friendly RWU Law Librarians at or stop in to see us at the reference desk.

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