“To look out a class like this is exhilarating,” the 84-year-old justice said. Ginsburg graduated from Columbia 58 years ago and there were only nine female students in her entering class. She would go on, as a young lawyer, to blaze new trails in the field for gender equality.
The moderator of Wednesday’s event — law dean William Treanor — asked Ginsburg how she chose her early career path.
She rephrased his question.
“How did I decide to become a flaming feminist litigator?” she asked.
The audience, including President Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany, who is a first-year student at the school, burst into laughter.”