By any measure, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has led a remarkably successful life.
Appointed by President Clinton in 1993, she became the second woman ever to be sworn in as a justice for the country’s highest court. She is a champion of women’s rights and well-respected for her willingness to stand firm in a dissenting opinion.
A successful life is distinct from a profound and vital one, however.
For attorneys, passing the bar is only the first step.
“If you are going to be a lawyer and just practice your profession, well, you have a skill so you are very much like a plumber,” says Ginsburg.
Do something outside yourself, something to repair tears in your community.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice