Join guest lecturer Lauren Andersen for an intimate examination of the Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lauren will discuss the many contributions Justice Ginsburg made to the legal landscape, from her work as an advocate for gender equality, her role as the co-founder of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, and her opinions on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her early influences will also be discussed. Clips from the documentary RBG will be shared and discussed - you may have seen the film, but this talk will cover much more!
Lauren Andersen (B.A. American University 2003, JD Gonzaga Law School 2007) practiced appellate law in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and co-authored briefs offered to the U.S. Supreme Court from 2008 through 2010. She is admitted to practice law in the state of California and the State of New York. In 2010, she worked for Sacramento's Mayor's office and helped coordinate the Mayor's Greenwise Sacramento initiative. She moved to Utah in 2011 and worked as a fundraiser for the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University before serving as the OLLI Director for the University of Utah from 2016 until December 2020. In 2019, Lauren began teaching about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, offering an OLLI course called Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cultural and Legal Icon. The course was so popular that in 2020 she offered a complimentary course, Women, Diversity, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Lauren is currently pursuing her M.S. Analytics at American University.
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