Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a passion for education from a young age encouraged by her mother who died the day before her high school graduation. Through her dedication to her brother, she forego-ed her own education to finance her brothers' college expenses. Ginsburg later continued to pursue her love for education at Cornell University where she graduated top of her class.

After putting her education on hold to start a family, Ginsburg Harvard Law, where she tackled challenges of motherhood and a male-dominated school while maintaining her own position at the top of the class. She transferred to Columbia Law School after her husband accepted a position in New York. She served on their law review and graduated first in her class in 1959. Throughout her career, he led the fight against gender discrimination and successfully argued six landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg took a broad look at gender discrimination, fighting not just for the women left behind, but for the men who were discriminated against as well.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her career as a justice where she left off as an advocate, fighting for women’s rights. In 1996, Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the United States v. Virginia, holding that qualified women could not be denied admission to Virginia Military Institute. From fighting for women's rights and against gender discrimination Ruth Badger was a force to be reckoned with and served as Associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, Supreme court of the united states from August 10, 1993, until September 18, 2020, her death.

Official portrait, 2016
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


““My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


"Time Magazine, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover
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