RBG — Life & Legacy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant of American history. As a law professor and litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union, she was the architect of the gender equality revolution in the law. As an appellate judge and then a Supreme Court Justice, she was known for her precise, path-breaking decisions, and later for searing dissents. Later in life, she became a feminist and pop cultural icon, the Notorious R.B.G.

Join us to celebrate her life and her life’s work, to take stock of her influence on the law and society, and to look back on her personal life and her many ties to the University of Hawai‘i.


October 2, 2020, 3:00 PM Hawai‘i time
National and Hawai‘i guests include:

  • Camille Nelson, Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law (Moderator)
  • Sylvia Law, co-director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at New York University School of Law
  • Andrea Freeman, Professor of Law at UH Mānoa and member of the Litigation Committee of the ACLU Hawai‘i
  • Ronette Kawakami, Associate Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Sabrina McKenna, Associate Justice, Hawai‘i State Supreme Court

Presented by William S. Richardson School of Law, Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series.
Event sponsors: College of Social Sciences, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, Kanu Hawai‘i, Scholars Strategy Network, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, and YWCA Hawai‘i.