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Webinar: RBG – Her Life & Legacy

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 in News & Reports, Press Releases, Uncategorized


Photo of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and background words “Life & Legacy RBG Oct 02/3 PM” and the University of Hawaii at Manoa seal in the lower right corner.

Friday, October 2, 2020
3 p.m.

Join us in a live forum to mark the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to consider the historic significance of her life’s work. Register on Zoom and submit questions and remembrances HERE.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant of American history. As a law professor and litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union, she was the architect of the gender equality revolution in the law. As an appellate judge and then a Supreme Court Justice, she was known for her precise, path-breaking decisions, and later for searing dissents. Later in life, she became a feminist and pop cultural icon, the Notorious R.B.G.

Join us to celebrate her life and her life’s work, to take stock of her influence on the law and society, and to look back on her personal life and her many ties to the University of Hawaii.

Camille Nelson, Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law, will moderate the forum, with remarks by friends and colleagues of the late Justice, as well as scholars of her work. Special guests include:

 •  Sylvia Law, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Medicine and Psychiatry, Emerita, and Co-Director, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, New York University;

 •  Andrea Freeman, Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law and member of the Litigation Committee of the ACLU Hawaii;

 •  Ronette Kawakami, Associate Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law; and

 •  Sabrina McKenna, Associate Justice, Hawaii State Supreme Court.

Presented by the William S. Richardson School of Law, Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, ACLU Hawaii, and the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series.

Event sponsors: Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Kanu Hawaii, Scholars Strategy Network, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, and YWCA Hawaii.


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