Bloomberg Law
July 2, 2019, 11:46 PM

Ginsburg ‘Found Another Way’ After Law Firm Rejections

Jake Holland
Jake Holland

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested July 2 that had she landed a law firm job after law school, she might not be where she is today: a justice on the nation’s highest court.

Ginsburg, in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center, said despite graduating at the top of her class at Columbia Law School, she had difficulty finding work.

“Because we didn’t have that route to travel we had to find another way,” Ginsburg said of her and retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s career paths.

Her experience clerking for two years on the U.S. District Court for the Southern ...

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