Willamette Lawyer | Fall 2008 • Vol. VIII, No. 2
Justice Ginsburg Visits Willamette: Willamette welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to campus on Sept. 12 and 13 for numerous events with students, faculty, staff and friends.
125th Anniversary Celebration Law and Government Symposium Remarks Following the dedication ceremony, Ginsburg made a brief lunchtime presentation at the Center for Law and Government’s fall symposium, “Presidential Power in the 21st Century.” Speaking under a tent on the quad, Ginsburg detailed a day typical in the life of the Supreme Court justices with great humor and humility. Private Meeting with OCJC Donors Oregon Civic Justice Center donors had the honor of attending a private meeting with Ginsburg after the building dedication Friday morning. Jane Ginsburg Kicks Off Annual Lecture Series The 125th Anniversary Celebration weekend proved to be a family affair, as the justice’s daughter, Professor Jane C. Ginsburg of Columbia University, presented the first lecture in the College of Law’s 14th Annual Speaker Series on Sept. 10. “The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright” addressed the rights of authors in traditional publishing and digital media. “Reports of the death of the professional author are greatly exaggerated,” she assured the audience. “The writer may be dead, but she still responds to economic incentives.” During her lecture, Ginsburg introduced a Web site she helped launch at Columbia University that assists authors in managing control of their copyrights. For more information, visit www.KeepYourCopyrights.org. 6 | Willamette Lawyer