|Two living legends in American law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor, will visit The University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law in the 2006-07 academic year.
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will deliver the 27th Annual Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture at the UA James E. Rogers College of Law on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m.
Her address, “Reflections on Arizona’s Pace-Setting Justices: William H. Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor,” is open to the public, although seats are limited. The lecture is made possible through donations from Selma Paul Marks, a graduate of the Rogers College of Law.
Retired Justice O’Connor will return for her second academic visit in February 2007, when she is again scheduled to co-teach a course on the innerworkings of the Supreme Court with former clerk RonNell Andersen Jones, a faculty fellow at the College of Law. Registration for the class is limited to law students.
“We’re very proud of the fact that we consistently attract jurists of international reputation, and that we can help share their insights with students and the community at large,” said Toni M. Massaro, Dean of the Rogers College of Law. “Jurists and the courts are at the center of a number of important current policy debates, and we want to build knowledge about the judiciary through speakers, conferences and increased opportunities for our students to learn about our constitutional form of government.”
In addition to the visits by Justices Ginsburg and O’Connor, the College plans to increase public and academic dialogue about the role of the courts. In May, it established the William H. Rehnquist Center for the Constitutional Structures of Government, a non-partisan think tank. Sally M. Rider, who served as the late Chief Justice Rehnquist’s administrative assistant will leave the Supreme Court in late September to become the Center’s director.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Nancy Stanley, James E. Rogers College of Law
(520) 621-8430 (office)
(520) 979-0142 (cell)
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James E. Rogers College of Law
Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture Details
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Ares Auditorium (Room 146
Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway
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Justice Ginsburg has declined interviews.
Contact: Nancy Stanley, Associate Director of External Relations,
(520) 621-8430 (office), (520) 979-0142 (cell)