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See Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill's C-SPAN Discussion of Women & the Law with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill, nationally recognized as an advocate in the areas of civil rights, voting rights, judicial diversity and judicial decision-making, participated in a recent panel discussion with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the successes, challenges and issues women face in the legal profession. Other panelists included Harvard University Law School Dean Elena Kagan and Judge Gene Pratter, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted the event.

View the C-SPAN broadcast.

Professor Ifill writes about the importance of judicial diversity and impartiality in judicial decision-making. Her articles about race, judging and judicial selection have led to Professor Ifillís recognition as an expert on these subjects. She has appeared on NBC Nightly News as well as local network news broadcasts as a consultant and expert during recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Professor Ifill also writes about the history of racial violence and contemporary reconciliation efforts. Her book about truth and reconciliation commissions for lynching On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century was released by Beacon Books in February 2007.


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