Book Discussion: Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, by Linda Hirshman

Tuesday, February 26, 2019:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the LA Law Library book discussion group as we begin our 5th year and explore the theme of "Women and the Law" with a discussion of Sisters in Law, by Linda Hirshman. It would be hard to find two people less alike than Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the one a conservative who grew up on a New Mexico ranch and entered politics with the Goldwater wing of the Republican party, and the other a liberal Democrat from Brooklyn who had been a feminist activist for years before attaining her seat on the bench. Yet both SDO and RBG "recognized that women could use the law to pry open realms of life foreclosed to them by historical practices of exclusion" and they did just that! Sisters in Law is a thoughtful and fascinating chronicle of both their careers and lives and doubles as a concise history of the fight for equality for women.

Presented by:
Katie O'Laughlin, Managing Librarian, Reference & Research, LA Law Library

Registration Fee: FREE
Register online to reserve spot.
The first 10 registrants will be eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Sisters in Law, courtesy of Harper Perennial

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