Harvard Law School Dean and Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law Martha L. Minow delivered the annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, sponsored by the New York City Bar Association, on February 7. The title of the talk was “Gender and the Law Stories: Learning from Longstanding Debates.”
United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg introduced Minow, saying: “I am so glad to share with this City Bar audience the pleasure of listening to the Harvard Law School dean Martha Minow, a legal educator whose extraordinary intelligence resides in bright harmony with her inspiring humanity. She is an innovative scholar, writer and teacher and a public citizen of the most caring kind.”
View Dean Minow’s lecture (part 1 of 3):
The annual lecture was created by the New York City Bar Association in 2000 to recognize Justice Ginsburg’s ground-breaking contributions to the advancement of women’s rights and her achievements as a lawyer, professor and judge. Previous lecturers include Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; Linda Greenhouse, Former Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times; The Honorable Shirley S. Abrahamson, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Wisconsin; The Honorable Christine M. Durham, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Utah; The Honorable Judith S. Kaye. Chief Judge of the State of New York; The Honorable Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland; Roxanne Barton Conlin, First woman president, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Lani Guinier, The Bennet Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Madeleine K. Albright, Former United States Secretary of State, Kathleen L. Sullivan, Dean, Stanford University School of Law.