Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959-1961. From 1961-1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963-1972 and Columbia Law School from 1972-1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, Calif., from 1977-1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. She served as the ACLU’s general counsel from 1973-1980 and on the National Board of Directors from 1974-1980.

She was appointed a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980.

President Clinton nominated her as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on August 10, 1993.

She received a BA from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received an LLB from Columbia Law School.