Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to give 2011 Raggio Lecture Aug. 29

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgU.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a groundbreaking pioneer for women’s legal rights before joining the high court, will deliver the 2011 Louise B. Raggio Endowed Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in McFarlin Auditorium.

SMU’s Dedman School of Law is the new host of the Raggio Endowed Lecture Series, established by Raggio’s friends and family to honor her accomplishments in advancing the legal rights of women in Texas and across the nation.

Ginsburg, the 107th justice and only the second woman to be sworn to the nation’s highest legal court, focused much of her early career on issues of civil and women’s rights. The Brooklyn native received her B.A. with high honors in government from Cornell University before attending Harvard Law School from 1956 to 1958, where she was one of only nine women in her class. She transferred to Columbia Law School, where she was a member of the Columbia Law Review before receiving her LL.B. (J.D.) in 1959, graduating at the top of her class.

Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online at the website. Faculty, staff members and students may receive one free ticket, depending on available seating, immediately prior to the event. Bring your SMU ID to the McFarlin Auditorium basement by 6:30 p.m. Free tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

No backpacks, purses, cell phones, recording equipment or cameras will be allowed in the auditorium.

For more information, contact Rebekah Bell, 214-768-1095.

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