Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020

Hosted by the Department of Government and Department of Law

Online public event


Kelsi Brown Corkran

Kelsi Brown Corkran

Dr Mona Pinchis-Paulsen

Dr Mona Pinchis-Paulsen

Professor Anne Phillips

Professor Anne Phillips


Professor Nicola Lacey

Professor Nicola Lacey

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 27 years, the first Jewish woman to do so, and only the second woman in the court’s history. During her tenure, she carved out an extraordinary place in American legal history, as well as a unique standing in popular culture as a passionate and fearless defender of liberal principles in general and of gender equality in particular. At this event, our panelists will celebrate her achievements and assess her legacy.

Meet our speakers and chair

Kelsi Brown Corkran (@KelsiCorkran) is a former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, based in Washington, DC. She recently joined Georgetown University Law Center as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection, where she focuses on civil rights litigation in the United States Supreme Court; before that, she was the head of the Supreme Court practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.  Kelsi recently argued two significant civil rights cases before the Supreme Court, and she has argued over 30 cases in the courts of appeals. Prior to joining Orrick, Kelsi was with the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, and she also worked in the White House Communications Office under President Obama, where she assisted with judicial nominations, including the confirmation hearings of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  

Mona Pinchis-Paulsen (@loyaladvisor) joined LSE in 2020 as Assistant Professor in International Economic Law. She holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and a LL.M. in International Law from The George Washington University School of Law. Mona teaches and researches in the fields of public international law, international trade law, economic development, and international investment law and arbitration. She is part of the managing editorial team for World Trade Review and is co-chair of a seminar series on International Economic Law & Policy, based in London. Prior to joining LSE, Mona was Teaching Fellow for the International Economic Law, Business, and Policy LL.M. Program at Stanford Law School. 

Anne Phillips is the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government. She joined LSE in 1999 as Professor of Gender Theory, and was Director of the Gender Institute until September 2004. She subsequently moved to a joint appointment between the Gender Institute and Government Department, and later to a sole appointment in Government. Her most influential work is The Politics of Presence: the Political Representation of Gender, Race, and Culture (1995). She is currently writing a book on Unconditional Equality.

Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy. From 1998 to 2010 she held a Chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at LSE; she returned to LSE in 2013 after spending three years as Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. 

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