Despite recent news concerning her health, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will still be speaking this evening in Little Rock. The lecture, part of the Clinton School and Clinton Foundation’s Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture series had to move to the Verizon Center due to high demand for tickets.
Terri Beiner is the dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law. She says one of the reasons Ginsburg may be so popular is her inspiring story.
“I think it’s an opportunity to see a woman who was a real groundbreaker as both a lawyer and a Supreme Court Justice. And that’s really important for women who are interested in becoming politically active or becoming lawyers themselves,” Beiner said. Former President Bill Clinton will introduce Ginsburg before her speech. Clinton appointed her to the Supreme Court in 1993. Beiner says she expects Ginsburg to discuss her life and her approach to practicing law, among other topics.
“I think a lot of times what’s most interesting about groundbreakers like Justice Ginsburg is their early careers and the barriers they faced, being the first of something,” Beiner said. While the free event is still sold out, it will be available to watch online through a live-stream.