Meredith College to Welcome Ruth Bader Ginsburg September 23

Published Mon, August 12, 2019

Meredith College will present the 2019 Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture, “A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States,” on September 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC.

Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, will be in conversation with Meredith College alumna Suzanne Reynolds, ’71, the first woman to serve as dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Known nationally for her expertise in family law, Reynolds was a principal drafter of statutes that modernized the laws regarding both alimony and adoption. She is the author of a three-volume treatise on North Carolina family law that has become the authoritative source for law students, lawyers, and judges.

About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954, and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. 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 1959–61. From 1961–63, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure.

Ginsburg was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–72, and Columbia Law School from 1972–80, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–78. In 1971, she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–80, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–80. She served on the Board and Executive Committee of the American Bar Foundation from 1979-89, on the Board of Editors of the American Bar Association Journal from 1972-78, and on the Council of the American Law Institute from 1978-93.

She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Bill Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.

The event is sponsored by Meredith College and The Lillian Parker Wallace Endowment. Seating is limited and only open to those with tickets.  All tickets will be free, but tickets will be required. Ticket distribution will be through Meredith College only.

Wallace Lecture Ticket Distribution Timeline:
Demand for tickets to Meredith’s Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture with Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to be high, but we hope to be able to accommodate as many students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i as possible.

Tickets will be distributed via a lottery system. The time your ticket request is submitted does not impact your chances in the ticket lottery.

All tickets are free and cannot be sold or transferred. Identification will be required to pick up tickets at the 7:30 p.m. lecture on Monday, September 23. 

Meredith plans to share ticket request instructions using the following timeline:

Monday, August 26: Meredith College students, faculty and staff, including retirees, will receive an email with ticket request instructions. Meredith community members in these groups will be able to request up to 2 tickets.

Wednesday, August 28: Meredith College alumnae will receive an email with ticket request instructions. Alumnae/i will be able to request up to 2 tickets.

The deadline for Meredith community members to request tickets is Wednesday, September 4.

Meredith College community members who receive any tickets will be notified by September 9.

Public Tickets: Any tickets still available after the distribution to Meredith community members will be offered by lottery to the public on or after Monday, September 16. Details on how to request public tickets will be posted on

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