Hofstra University's School of Law remembers Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

While Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was from Brooklyn and made a name for herself in Washington, D.C., she spent time on Long Island at Hofstra University's School of Law in the 90s.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2020, 9:23 PM

Updated 1,337 days ago

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While Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was from Brooklyn and made a name for herself in Washington, D.C., she spent time on Long Island at Hofstra University's School of Law in the 90s.
Ginsburg visited the law school in 1996, three years after she was appointed to the bench by former President Bill Clinton. She was there to celebrate the law school's 25th anniversary, and praised the institution for gaining national recognition for providing a range of instruction and having talented faculty.
A year after the visit, Ginsburg wrote an article for the winter 1997 edition of the Hofstra Law Review titled, "Constitutional adjudication in the United States as a means of advancing the equal stature of men and women under the law."
Hofstra law professor Leon Friedman says he had known Ginsburg for more than 60 years, as the pair attended Columbia Law School together in the late 1950s. They also worked for the ACLU together in the 70s, where Ginsburg founded the Women's Rights Project.
The law school's dean, Gail Prudenti, who is a judge herself, met with Ginsburg with a group of alumni about two years ago. Friedman says he regularly brought his students to the Supreme Court for about two decades, where his friend always made time for them.
Ginsburg also had ties to Rockville Centre, as it's where her husband grew up and where the couple got married.


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