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Penn Law celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 25 years on the Supreme Court

February 06, 2018

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The University of Pennsylvania Law School hosts two events on February 12, 2018 to honor Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States.


First, at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 12, Penn Law will host a symposium in the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Fitts AuditoriumPenn Law Dean Ted Ruger will moderate a distinguished panel including Marcia Greenberger L’70, founder and co-president, National Women’s Law Center; Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate, and host of the podcast Amicus; Serena Mayeri, Professor of Law and History, University of Pennsylvania; The Hon. John Owens, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and The Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, Senior United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Panelists will discuss Justice Ginsburg’s work as a trailblazer in equal rights for women and her jurisprudential impact. Justice Ginsburg will respond to panelists’ remarks and take questions from Penn Law students. 

At 6:00 p.m. at the National Constitution Center, Justice Ginsburg will deliver the Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture in the form of a conversation with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, with special remarks by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Penn Law Dean Theodore W. Ruger.

The event will serve as the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture in Constitutional Law. A memorial to the esteemed jurist and former University of Pennsylvania Law School dean, the Owen J. Roberts Lecture in Constitutional Law established an annual lectureship to be delivered by “a nationally prominent person, in either public or academic life, who might be expected to make a significant contribution in legal thought.”

Watch the recording from the 3:00pm symposium at Penn Law below: