Women's Studies

black and white photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she was a student at Columbia Law School
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (LAW’59) has made history since her student days, when she tied for first in her graduating class, and again in 1972 when she became the first woman to join the Law School as a tenured professor. An online exhibit, “Sincerely, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” features exclusive archives that illuminate her commitment to gender equality as well as her wit and legal savvy.

When Farah Griffin asked her mother what she remembered about World War II, her response was, “All the handsome soldiers who drove the buses in Philadelphia.” Griffin, the William B. Ransford Professor of English, Comparative Literature and African American Studies, was perplexed.