The Marks Lecture
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The 27th Isaac Marks Memorial LectureGinsburgSpeaker: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

September 13, 2006. 10:00 a.m.

“Reflections on Arizona’s Pace-Setting Justices: William Hubbs Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor.”

James E. Rogers College of Law, Ares Auditorium

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Important Update Responding to an unusually high volume of calls and emails regarding the availability of seats at the September 13th Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, administrators at the College of Law today announced plans to accommodate a larger than anticipated crowd.

The room in which Justice Ginsburg will speak has a capacity of fewer than 200. Most seats will be taken by current UA Law students.

Members of the UA community and the general public are invited to view the lecture in two overflow rooms, which will be set up with large viewing monitors.

The College will also present the lecture live via the internet from its website. A link to the lecture will be visible on the morning of the lecture on the Law School Homepage. The lecture should begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13. It will later be archived and accessible from the College’s homepage.

KUAT-TV (PBS) will also broadcast the lecture in its entirety on the UA Channel on September 19. The UA Channel is located on Cox, Channel 18 within the City of Tucson; Cox, Channel 7 in Sierra Vista, and Comcast, Channel 76 in the City of Tucson and Oro Valley. Viewers should consult the program schedule at regarding times of the broadcast. 

For further information please contact:
Nancy Stanley
Associate Director for External Relations
James E. Rogers College of Law
520-621-8430, 520-979-0142 (cell)


Additional Information Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated by President Clinton as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in June 1993 and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, she served from 1980 to 1993 on the bench of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1972 to 1980, Justice Ginsburg was a professor at Columbia University School of Law; from 1963 to 1972, she served on the law faculty of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has taught at University of Amsterdam, Harvard Law School, New York University Law School, University of Strasbourg, the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, and the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. In 1978, she was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California.

Justice Ginsburg has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. (J.D.) from Columbia Law School. She holds honorary degrees from Lund University (Sweden), American University, Vermont Law School, Georgetown University, DePaul University, Brooklyn Law School, Hebrew Union College, Rutgers University, Amherst College, Lewis and Clark College, Radcliffe College, New York University, Columbia University, Smith College, Long Island University, University of Illinois, Brandeis University, Wheaton College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, George Washington University Law School, Northwestern University, The University of Michigan, Brown University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Practical InformationFor directions to the College of Law Click Here.

Visitor parking is available for a fee at several parking garages on campus. A campus visitor parking map can be viewed at The Park Avenue garage is the closest to the College of Law. Please allow time to find an alternate garage, as this one may be full on the day of this event.


About the Annual Marks LectureThe Marks Memorial Lectures were established in 1979 to enrich the curriculum of the College of Law by bringing to it the scholarship and learning of eminent persons in various fields of law. The Lectures are held annually and published under the auspices of The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

The College of Law is grateful to the late Judge Jack Marks and his wife, Selma Skora Paul, a 1956 graduate of The University of Arizona College of Law, for their generous support in endowing the lecture series in memory of his father, Isaac Marks.

Judge Jack Marks graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1935 and practiced law in New York and Arizona. He was appointed Pima County’s first Superior Court Commissioner serving until 1965 when he became a judge. He retired from that position in 1980 having served, with distinction, the State of Arizona. Judge Marks died in 1983.


The James E. Rogers College of LawThe University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the oldest law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West. Since 1915, the College has educated many of Arizona’s most distinguished judges and lawyers; its graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas both in the state and nationwide.

The College is singularly committed to first-rate teaching, research, and service to the public and legal profession. Our size – a total student body of about 500 – fosters close interaction and a high level of intellectual engagement among students and faculty.

Tucson is located in the beautiful Sonoran desert, near the border of two nations, and in a state that embraces tribal lands, with the attendant complexities of multiple cultures and sovereignities. Arizona is a stimulating, unique setting in which to work and to live.

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