Media Advisory: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's visit to UH Law School

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly A. Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Feb 6, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is taking part in the U.S. Supreme Court Jurist-in-Residence program at the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Mānoa from February 8-12, 2017.  Justice Ginsburg is not available for interviews.

There will be one event open to media coverage at Mililani High School at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Justice Ginsburg will interact with high school students involved in the "Courts in the Community" program founded by the Hawai‘i State Supreme Court.  The Mililani High School appearance by Justice Ginsburg is not open to the general public, only to the media.

Details of media event:
  Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Mililani High School, 95-1200 Meheula Parkway, Mililani
Still photography: Still photographers are limited to shots during the first 1-2 minutes and last 1-2 minutes of the program.
Broadcast cameras: Cameras will be limited to shots from a fixed position to be set up ahead of the program.
Reporters may not participate in any Q&A as part of the audience.

Background on Jurist-in-Residence program:  The William S. Richardson School of Law established the U.S. Supreme Court Jurist-in-Residence program in 1987, and the program has brought Justices to the Law School regularly ever since. This upcoming visit by Justice Ginsburg, scheduled from February 8-12, 2017, will be her third visit to the Law School. She visited previously in 1998 and 2004. During these programs the Justices typically teach classes, meet with judges and members of the Hawai‘i Bar, and discuss current judicial issues. Since 2000, the program has been sponsored by the Case Lombardi & Pettit law firm.

More information on the Jurist-in-Residence program is available here:

Background on Justice Ginsburg:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, 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 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.

Background on Courts in the Community Program:
This is the Hawai‘i Supreme Court’s educational outreach program that gives high school students unique, hands-on experience in how the Hawai‘i judicial system works. Under the Courts in the Community program, the full, five-member court travels to Hawai‘i high schools to hear oral argument in an actual case. Prior to the court convening on a campus, students have the opportunity to learn about the judicial system and the appellate process using a curriculum developed by the Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center and the Students for Public Outreach and Civic Education of the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH. The students also participate in a moot court exercise involving the actual case that will be argued when the court comes to the high school campus. The Hawai‘i State Bar Association has been providing financial support for students participating in the program. The moot court activity is facilitated by volunteer lawyers or Richardson Law School students.

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