Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18, 2020. The second woman to join the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in all aspects of her life and career. Fordham Law remembers Justice Ginsburg fondly for her legal wisdom, wit, and dedication to the fight for equality. Below is a selection of Fordham Law memories of Justice Ginsburg.

My Memories of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Professor Pamela Bookman, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recalls her memories of the late Justice in a letter to the editor in The New York Times.

Professor Aaron Saiger on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘She was the most tenacious person I ever met’
Professor Aaron Saiger, a former clerk for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, shares his memories of the Justice and discusses her accomplishments and legacy with ABC News.

Notorious RBG Holds Court at Fordham Law
In 2016, as part of the Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Fordham Law Review, Justice Ginsburg spent 90 minutes dispensing legal wisdom, practical advice, and not a little of her trademark sense of humor at Fordham Law School. Professor Aaron Saiger, a nationally recognized education law scholar who clerked for Justice Ginsburg during the 2001-2002 term, served as moderator, posing questions from faculty and students. Watch the event.

Fordham-Stein Prize 2001
In 2001, Dean Emeritus John D. Feerick ’61 presented Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the Fordham-Stein Prize, a national prize given to a member of the legal profession whose work embodies the highest standards of the legal profession. Listen to Justice Ginsburg’s remarks at the 21:00 mark.

Twenty Admitted to Practice Before the Supreme Court
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 20 Fordham Law Alumni were admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg visited and met with the alumni, their family, and friends.

Thank you, RBG
Professor Pamela Bookman, who clerked for Justice Ginsburg, shares memories of her time clerking in honor of the late Justice’s 87th birthday in Glamour.

Notorious RBG
While serving as summer interns in 2013, Elizabeth Gavin ’14 and her colleague wrote and produced “Notorious RBG,” a musical tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career and achievements. 




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