On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87 after serving as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court for over 27 years. The U.S. Supreme Court’s second female judge, Justice Ginsburg—or the Notorious RBG, as she was fondly called—left her mark as a women’s rights activist and a legal icon, including a robust footprint in the intellectual property (IP) field.
This two-part series, airing on March 30 and April 13, presents three distinguished guests who offer a rare “behind the scenes” look at Justice Ginsburg. In a wide-ranging and candid discussion, they shed light on the many ways Justice Ginsburg shaped U.S. IP law through her opinions and share anecdotes about the Justice’s life.
Our guests are themselves IP trailblazers. Professor Jane Ginsburg is a renowned authority on IP law, a staunch defender of authors’ rights, and Justice Ginsburg’s daughter. She is Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia Law School and directs Columbia’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts.
Our second guest, Professor Mary Hartnett has been at Georgetown University Law Center since 1998, first as executive director of the Woman's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and now as an adjunct professor of law. In 2016, Justice Ginsburg wrote the bestselling book “My Own Words” with Professor Harnett and Professor Wendy Williams.
Our third guest is Judge Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where she has authored essential IP decisions since her confirmation in 1998. She has lectured throughout the world on IP, anti-trust, constitutional law, ethics, international law, human rights law, and litigation.
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Hosted by Audrey Dauvet - Contribution of Mathilde Halle & Sophie Lagedamond - Music by JD Beats
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To go further:
About Prof. Jane C. Ginsburg: https://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/jane-c-ginsburg
About Prof. Mary Hartnett: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/mary-hartnett/
About Judge Margaret McKeown: https://worldjusticeproject.org/about-us/who-we-are/board-directors/m-margaret_mckeown
Also of interest:
“My Own Words”, by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Mary Hartnett and Wendy Williams (link to https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/My-Own-Words/Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg/9781501145254)
“Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words” (link to https://kinomarquee.com/film/venue/5ff8adfe6b952e00019ca8d0)
Columbia Law School:The Ginsburgs Are Inducted into IP Hall of Fame (link to https://www.law.columbia.edu/news/archive/ginsburgs-are-inducted-ip-hall-fame)
INTA’s The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative Report (link to: https://www.inta.org/wp-content/uploads/public-files/perspectives/industry-research/WOMENS_LEADERSHIP_REPORT_022221.pdf)
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