Oct. 21, 2004


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and South Africa's Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson Explore Brown in International Context

As part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Columbia Law School is proud to present a discussion titled "Brown and Comparative Constitutional Law."

The presentation will explore the role of this landmark case in expanding the protection of basic human rights in the United States and abroad. In addition to commemorating the anniversary of the Brown ruling, this event will mark ten years since the end of apartheid in South Africa - two of the most historic movements forward in advancing civil rights for all people.

Columbia Law Professor Jack Greenberg '48, one of the lawyers who argued Brown, and a distinguished legal scholar who has studied constitutional law, civil and human rights, as well as South Africa's post-apartheid constitution, will provide opening remarks.

Keynote speakers are Arthur Chaskalson, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59, Associate Justice of Supreme Court of the United States.

Q&A Moderated by Professor Kendall Thomas.

David Schizer, the newly appointed Dean of Columbia Law School, will provide closing remarks.

October 21, 2004
Presentation: 6:00-7:30p.m.
Reception: 7:30 - 8:00p.m.

Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York City

For more information about past events, Columbians who were involved in Brown, and other related materials, please visit www.law.columbia.edu/focusareas/brownvboard.

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Brown v. Board of Ed. Links:

General Information
Inaugural Event: The Lawyers Who Argued Brown (Feb. 2, 2004)
Address by Former U.S. President William J. Clinton (Feb.10, 2004)
America Before Brown (Feb. 24, 2004)
The Mystery of Brown (March 25, 2004)
Equality (April 1, 2004)
Fairness and Equality in Criminal Justice (April 14, 2004)
Brown and the Law of Other Nations (Oct. 21, 2004)