Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pioneer for equal rights and a leader in advancing women in the legal profession, will speak to Tulane law students and graduates at lectures and at an alumni reception in Paris in July.
Fresh from the end of a momentous Supreme Court term that included major rulings on voting rights and same-sex marriage, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is scheduled to deliver a series of lectures at Tulane Law School’s summer program in Paris
and attend the law school’s first alumni gathering in Europe in more than a decade.
The Tulane Institute of European Legal Studies, hosted by Paris-Dauphine University, provides students three weeks of instruction in topics that include a comparative look at how the United States and key European nations approach judicial review and federalism; the impact of European Union antitrust and merger rules on U.S. corporations; and the history and structure of the European Union.
Since its founding in 1847, Tulane has been a pioneer in the field of comparative law.
The Paris program, which aims to help prepare students for transnational practice, includes visits to the French Supreme Court and National Assembly. Students fluent in French have a chance to intern at Paris law firms.
Justice Ginsburg is scheduled to speak to students between July 9 and 12 on the role of dissenting opinions; the value of a comparative perspective in constitutional decision-making; and the importance of the law in ensuring women’s equal rights.
Justice Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. The 20th anniversary of her confirmation is in August.
Tulane alumni are invited to join students for Justice Ginsburg’s concluding lecture focusing on women’s advancement in the legal profession on July 12 at 4 p.m. The lecture and a panel discussion will be followed by a reception for students and Tulane law alumni. Details about attending the program and the July 12 event are here
Linda P. Campbell is the director of communications at the Tulane Law School.