Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Professor Scott Dodson, of UC Hastings College of Law, to discuss Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as Scott’s book on the legal legend, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Today, Aaron and Scott talk about R.B.G’s past, her stunning career, her amazing achievements, and her incredible impact on modern law.
A legal icon, R.B.G has had a profound impact on the way we think about everything from gender equality to civil procedure. Scott’s book is a collection of essays that draws together thoughtful contributors from a wide range of fields to provide a rich and compelling account of Justice Ginsburg’s career. In more than four decades as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. Aaron and Scott talk about how R.B.G has helped shape our world, discussing her past and exploring the historical contexts in which she pushed gender boundaries and broke barriers. Reliving Justice Ginsburg’s storied career, Scott and Aaron, touch on glass ceilings, equal protection, the Constitution and more.
An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Scott has written more than eighty papers appearing in Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, California Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and several peer-reviewed journals, among others. He is the author of six books, including the one at the center of today’s conversation. His writings have been cited in more than twenty court opinions, including by the Alabama, Nebraska, and Texas Supreme Courts, and the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; Professor Dodson also is a frequent news commentator, appearing on a variety of shows, and is quoted in various print media and blogs.
Prior to his appointment as the inaugural Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor Dodson held the James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation. Before joining UC Hastings, Scott held a permanent faculty appointment at William & Mary Law school from 2009-2012 and at the University of Arkansas School of Law from 2006-2009. Professor Dodson teaches courses in Civil Procedure, Civil Litigation Concentration, Federal Courts, Comparative Civil Procedure, and Conflict of Laws.
To learn more about Professor Dodson and to access the list of his publications, please follow the link to his bio page at UC Hastings by clicking here.
To learn more about Professor Dodson’s book, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, please click here.
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