U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’59 Meets with D.C. Externship Students

New York, November 12, 2014—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a 1959 alumna, met recently with students in Columbia Law School’s Externship on the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. for a private Q&A session.

The D.C. externship is a full-semester offering for selected second- and third-year students and is designed to complement the Law School’s conventional courses in public law. More than 25 offices in various federal agencies have hosted Columbia Law School students as externs, including the FBI, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Externs have worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, researched U.S. obligations under international treaties, investigated violations of SEC rules, litigated cases related to international trade, and drafted civil appellate briefs, among other tasks.
(left to right) Front row: Ashley Fillmore ’15, Madiba K. Dennie ’15, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg CLS' 59, Jason Jones ’15, and Richard R. Rowe ’15. Back row: Gregory W. Swartz ’15, Katherine Onyshko ’15, Heewon Kim ’15, Mahika Roy Hart ’15, Matthew T. Shea ’15 and Lecturers Alexandra Reeve Givens ’08 and Alexander Krulic