Quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg : “My mother graduated from high”

My mother graduated from high school at 15 and went to work to support the family because the eldest son went to college. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg : “At Columbia Law School my”

At Columbia Law School, my professor of constitutional law and federal courts, Gerald Gunther, was determined to place me in a federal court clerkship, despite what was then viewed as a grave impediment: On graduation, I was the mother of a 4-year-old child. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg : “I was the first tenured”

I was the first tenured woman at Columbia. That was 1972; every law school was looking for its woman. Why? Because Stan Pottinger, who was then head of the office for civil rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, was enforcing the Nixon government contract program. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg : “My law school class in”

My law school class in the late 1950s numbered over 500. That class included less than 10 women. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg : “The concern was that if”

The concern was that if a woman was doing gender equality, her chances of making it to tenure in the law school were diminished. It was considered frivolous. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg