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The Legal Career of Future Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the 1970s

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Join the Society to discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early career as a leading advocate before the Supreme Court. Panelists will include:

Sharron Cohen: Sharron Frontiero (Cohen) was the plaintiff in Frontiero v. Richardson (1973). She was a lieutenant in the United States Air Force when she was denied dependent spousal benefits for her husband, a benefit routinely granted to male service members.

Joseph Levin: Joseph Levin is the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He served as Sharron Frontiero’s counsel in the landmark case Frontiero v. Richardson.

Professor Phillippa Strum: Philippa Strum is the Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, as well as Broeklundian Professor of Political Science Emerita, City University of New York.

Professor Amanda Tyler: Amanda L. Tyler is the Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Professor Tyler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Guido Calabresi at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Stephen Wiesenfeld: Stephen Wiesenfeld was the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld (1975), for which Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as his counsel.