(Webcast) Notorious: The Legal Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Program Chair
Michelle M. Bufano
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a major force in American jurisprudence. Her decisions and dissents offer a thoughtful and rigorous legal analysis, and demonstrate her ongoing commitment to gender equality and equal justice for all. In honor of her legacy, this program will feature a discussion of four of Justice Ginsburg’s most important dissents and decisions relating to gender equality, voting rights, and equal pay: Reed v. Reed; Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire; Shelby County v. Holder; and U.S. v. Virginia, plus a few additional cases. We will discuss the relevant historical context of each case, as well as how her work has impacted society and the law.

    Program Fee:
    $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Michelle Bufano, Esq.
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Melissa Murray
    Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law
    NYU School of Law

    Kathleen Peratis
    Outten & Golden LLP

    Mai Ratakonda
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America

    Galen Sherwin

    Amanda L. Tyler
    Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Law
    University of California, Berkeley School of Law

  • 10:00 am – 10:10 am               Introduction and Historical Background


    10:10 am – 10:40 am               Discussion of Equal Protection Clause jurisprudence, including Reed v. Reed, Craig v. Boren and U.S.
                                                     v. Virginia


    10:40 am – 11:00 am               Discussion of Individual Rights jurisprudence, including Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt


    11:00 am – 11:20 am               Discussion of employee rights jurisprudence, including Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire 


    11:20 am – 11:40 am               Discussion of election/voter rights jurisprudence, including Shelby County v. Holder


    11:40 am – 11:50 pm              Discussion of RBG’s impact as seen through the decisions in the 20-21 SCOTUS term


    11:50 am – 12:00 pm              Conclusion and questions

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.0 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Federal Courts, Harry Sandick, Chair
    Sex & Law, Olympias Iliana Konidaris & Farah Diaz-Tello, Co-Chairs
    Women in the Legal Profession, Judith A. Archer, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org