Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Speak in Little Rock


Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Speak in Little Rock
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Steve Petteway, U.S. Supreme Court)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak in Little Rock in September as part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture series, produced by the Clinton Foundation and Clinton School of Public Service.

Ginsburg, nominated for the high court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, will "discuss her quarter century on the nation's highest bench and historic legal career," according to a news release. 

The program is free and open to the public. But reservations were required, and the eventbrite tickets are sold out. Join the waitlist at https://wjcf.co/Kumpuris. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Jack Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954 and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School.

She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959-1961. From 1961-1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. 

She was a law professor 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 co-founded the Women's Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU's general counsel from 1973-1980, and was on the national board of directors from 1974–1980. 

She served on the board and executive committee of the American Bar Foundation from 1979-1989, on the Board of Editors of the American Bar Association Journal from 1972-1978, and on the Council of the American Law Institute from 1978-1993.

She was appointed a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. Clinton nominated her as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on June 14, 1993. After receiving unanimous confirmation from the U.S. Senate, she took her seat Aug. 10, 1993.