Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Court of Appeals
Lawyer; Jurist (U.S. Supreme Court); Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Served as law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Souther 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. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963-72, and Columbia Law School from 1972-80, and a fellow ar the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977-78. 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 1974-80. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980, and took seat as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on August 10, 1993.