“My eyes were opened in 1963 and by the late ’60s I was there at the right time when society was ready to listen.” – Justice Ginsburg on women’s rights.
Scholar. Activist. Trailblazing litigator. First female member of the prestigious legal journal, the Harvard Law Review. Taught at Rutgers University Law School and then at Columbia University, where she became its first female tenured professor. Director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union during the 1970s. Appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980. Named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.
Interviewed by Lynn Hecht Schafran at the VFA Salute to Feminist Lawyers event, 2008