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40 Colum. J. Gender & L. i (2020)

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Dear Readers,

    As we publish Volume 40 of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, we also
mourn the tremendous loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59-an academic titan,
zealous advocate, and powerful force in the legal profession. There is little doubt that her
career changed the trajectory of American jurisprudence; her impact on the rule of law is
lasting and meaningful.

    Justice Ginsburg's legacy is particularly special to us. As a member of our Board of
Advisors and alumna of Columbia Law School, Justice Ginsburg has been a guiding light
for students serving on our staff since the Journal's inception thirty years ago.

    In her introduction to our first issue, Justice Ginsburg described our mission to
portray today's feminist movement, not as unitary, rigid or doctrinaire, but as a spacious
home, with rooms enough to accommodate all who have the imagination and
determination to work for the full realization of human potential.

    With each piece of new scholarship published, the Columbia Journal of Gender and
Law strives to maintain that spacious home for today's movement for gender equality
especially as it expands, improves, and evolves. It is with respect and gratitude that we
continue our work in her spirit.

    Though our hearts are heavy, the most fitting way to honor her is to forge onward
with reverence, working toward a society that is more just, fair, and equitable. Before we
set our sights to the future, we would like to pay homage to the past by remembering her
rich story and contributions to the legal profession.

    The following account of Justice Ginsburg's life and career was inspired by the time
she sat down with Professors Gillian Metzger and Abbe Gluck to discuss her robust legal
career for the Journal's 2012 Symposium, Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.2

1 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Introduction, 1 COLUM. J. GENDER & L. 1 (1991).
2 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gillian E. Metzger & Abbe Gluck, A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader
Ginsburg, 25 COLUM. J. GENDER & L. 6 (2013).



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