October 3, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Conversation with President Biddy Martin.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join Amherst College President Biddy Martin for an onstage conversation in Coolidge Cage on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. This is a ticketed event open to Amherst College students, faculty and staff.
The second woman ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the first Jewish justice since 1969, Justice Ginsburg is well known for her clear voice in support of the constitutional rights of all members of our society. Her early career as a pathbreaking lawyer in defense of fundamental rights, as well as her nearly forty years as an appellate judge and Supreme Court Justice, have been well-documented in many media, including opera, late-night television, and two feature-length films.
This free event is open to Amherst College students, faculty and staff. Due to limited seating capacity, no public or guest tickets will be available. Due to the high demand for tickets a lottery system will be utilized. Names will be selected at random and all faculty, staff and students that submitted a ticket request will receive an update on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Tickets will be distributed from the Amherst College Conference and Special Events Office at 79 South Pleasant St., Suite 220 and at other locations leading up to the event. Ticket pick-up information will be included in the e-mail confirmation that is received by members of the campus community that receive a ticket.
As announced on Thursday, September 26, a limited number of additional tickets to the 5:00 p.m. event will be available. To apply for a ticket, faculty, staff, and students can use the web forms on this page anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Names will be selected at random from all those who apply. The outcome of your ticket request will be sent to you on Monday, September 30, and will include ticket pick-up information.
The event venue will open at 4 p.m. on October 3, 2019, and all attendees are asked to bring their ticket and Amherst College ID. Seats are first-come, first-served. At 4:50 p.m., all tickets are void and the venue will be opened to anyone in the wait line (Amherst College ID required) until all seats are filled.
Watch a Simulcast or Webcast
The event will be live streamed to Frost Library and the Amherst College Live Webcast page, and a copy of the video will be posted on line for 60 days. Access to the live stream on the event day, or to the post-event video, is available publically — no credentials required.