Meredith College to Welcome Ruth Bader Ginsburg September 23

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.

Viewing Options
Tickets were made available to Meredith students, faculty, staff, and alumnae via a lottery system. As expected, demand for tickets was high, and the number of requests received far exceeded the venue’s capacity.

As of September 9, all tickets have been claimed by the Meredith College community. All who entered the lottery have been notified whether or not they received a ticket.

In order to make the Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture more widely available, Meredith is providing two viewing alternatives. The lecture will be broadcast via a live stream to Jones Auditorium. Doors to Jones Auditorium will open at 7 p.m. for anyone wishing to view the lecture on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The live stream will also be available for online viewing at

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