U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg-led mock appeal panel rules for Shylock at Law Library of Congress

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” has prevailed – but not for his pound of flesh. In a mock appeal organized by Professor Dick Schneider and hosted by the Library of Congress, the panel of appellate judges decreed that Shylock receive his original loan of 3,000 ducats without his having to convert to Christianity.

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Group photo of the 2016-2017 Appellate Advocacy Clinic at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2017

Appellate Advocacy Clinic observes SCOTUS argument, meets with Justice Ginsburg

Members of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic traveled to Washington, D.C., to observe an oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court and then had the extreme honor of meeting with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Feb. 27, 2017, says Professor John Korzen (JD ’91), clinic director.

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NYT features Associate Dean Richard Schneider, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s roles in ‘Merchant of Venice’ project

Professor Richard Schneider, Associate Dean for International Affairs, is featured in the New York Times article, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock’s Appeal,” for his contributions to a “Merchant of Venice” project with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week in Venice.  The article, which follows, was published by Rachel Donadio on July 27, 2016.

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Professor Richard Schneider, law students join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on July 27 in special ‘Merchant of Venice’ experience in Italy

Wouldn’t you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error — from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism — deserves an appeal?  After a verdict resulting in a forced religious conversion and the surrender of wealth and property, and the passage of more than 400 years, Shylock, the hard-hearted moneylender from Shakespeare’s controversial comedy, “The Merchant of Venice,” has been granted an appeal.  His appeal has been briefed and will be argued in his native Jewish Ghetto of Venice.

On July 27, 2016, at the intersection of the 500th anniversary of the formation of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, a mock appeal hearing will be held in Shylock’s case. The judicial panel hearing the arguments will consist of none other than the Honorable U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wake Forest Law’s Professor Richard Schneider.

“This is the kind of thing that only happens once,” said Professor Schneider.

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Two couples among 20 Wake Forest Law alumni sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Two married couples were among the 20 Wake Forest Law alumni who were admitted and sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. In all, 21 applicants associated with Wake Forest were sworn in to the high court, including a spouse of one alumna. Continue reading »

Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) quoted in USA Today regarding SCOTUS’ water pollution ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Victims of contaminated water that wasn’t discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. Continue reading »

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives public lectures in Venice and Vienna as part of the Wake Forest Law School’s Study Abroad Program

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is giving a public lecture at the Constitutional Court in Vienna, Austria, today at 11 a.m. (EST). Continue reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg guest lecturing in WFU law study abroad programs featured in Bloomberg video

The U.S. Supreme Court’s biggest decisions of the term will be coming later this month, including rulings on immigration, nudity on television and, of course, health care. But then the court takes its three-month summer recess, and the justices will be scattering to the winds. Continue reading »

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes experiences of gender discrimination as Journal of Law and Policy Colloquium keynote

With the help of WebEx, members of the Wake Forest University School of Law family and visiting justices received a rare look inside the council chambers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Continue reading »