Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Brooklyn, NY
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Prior Employment: 

Legal secretary, Hon. Edmund L. Palmieri, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1959-1961
Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure, 1961-1963; research associate, 1961-1962; associate director, 1962-1963
Professor, Rutgers Law School, 1963-1972
Professor, Columbia Law School, 1972-1980
American Civil Liberties Union, 1972-1980; counsel, Women`s Rights Project, 1972-1980; general counsel, 1973-1980; member, national board of directors, 1974-1980
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1977-1978


Name of School: 
Cornell University
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Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

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Columbia Law School

Public service is a critical component of a legal education and the professional development of our students," said David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law. "This new guarantee supports a core principle of our school, as we aspire to train lawyers who view pro bono work as central to their commitment to our system of justice.

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Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
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Commission Date: 
Termination Date: 
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States
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Supreme Court of the United States

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Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Tenth Circuit, October 1, 1993-September 29, 1994
Second Circuit, September 30, 1994-present
District of Columbia Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005