Danielle Dallas


Law, Supreme Court, Discrimination, Fairness, Young Adult, Outstanding

Document Type

Book Review


The second woman on the United States Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has led an incredible life of discipline and commitment to fairness and equality. Born in 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth’s love of learning and opera was influenced by her mother. Evidenced by her early school and church essays Ruth was a deep, critical thinker who experienced discrimination as a Jew and as a female. After her studies at Cornell and her legal training at Harvard and Columbia law schools, she was not offered positions or even invited to interview at law firms, despite graduating at the top of her class. So, Ruth forged her own path as a professor at Rutgers, a pro bono attorney with the ACLU where she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project, and then as a professor at Columbia prior to her appointment as a judge. All her successes were supported by husband Marty Ginsburg, whom she met at Cornell, and with whom she shared a remarkably egalitarian marriage.