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Justice Ginsburg to Visit Moritz April 10

Ohio State Law Journal to be held April 10

March 16, 2009

Contact: Barbara Peck, (614) 292-0283

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Friday, April 10, 2009 the Ohio State Law Journal (OSLJ) will host a symposium entitled The Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Discussion of Fifteen Years on the U.S. Supreme Court. The symposium will include an in-depth analysis of Justice Ginsburg's impact on constitutional law, statutory interpretation, civil and criminal procedure, reproductive rights, gender and race equality, and labor and employment law. The day will conclude with a conversation with Justice Ginsburg, led by her official biographer Professor Wendy Webster Williams of Georgetown University Law Center and her former law clerk Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

"This symposium will thoroughly analyze Justice Ginsburg's 15 years on the Court," said Jeremy Lime, OSLJ symposium editor. "Her opinions have had a major impact on many areas of substantive law and this symposium will provide a detailed look at her jurisprudence related to equal protection, constitutional law, and procedure. The pinnacle will of course be the detailed discussion with Justice Ginsburg herself."

Confirmed panelists for the symposium include:

  • James Brudney, Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Courtney Cahill, Associate Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Martha Chamallas, Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Adrienne Davis, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
  • Cynthia Estlund, Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School
  • Kenneth Karst, David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
  • Neomi Rao, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason School of Law
  • Reva Siegel, Deputy Dean and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Christopher Slobogin, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Marc Spindelman, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and Faculty Advisor for the Symposium
  • Tobias Wolff, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Steven Calabresi, the George C. Dix Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, will contribute to the published symposium. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago School of Law, will contribute as well. OSU President E. Gordon Gee is also scheduled to bestow an honorary degree upon Justice Ginsburg during the proceedings.

The event is open to the public. CLE credit is available for members of the bar, pending approval. Opening remarks begin at 8:30 a.m. with panels on equal protection and procedure and participation scheduled in the morning. Lunch will be followed by a discussion on constitutional law and the keynote address. The conversation with Justice Ginsburg is scheduled from 4:30–6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required to attend. Online registration and detailed pricing can be found at moritzlaw.osu.edu/lawjournal.