Film screening: RBG and panel discussion

Presenter/s: ANU Film Group; ANU Law Reform and Social Justice

Event type: Film screening

Event date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Event venue: Coombs Lecture Theatre, Corner of Garran and Fellows Road, ANU

RBG, a documentary directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, explores the career, legal legacy and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court.

The film traces her trailblazing work on women's rights as a lawyer and the force of her jurisprudence, often at its fiercest in dissent. It features interviews of Justice Ginsburg, her, colleagues at the Supreme Court, activists, politicians, and her family, The documentary shows her impact on law and social justice and as a fullyfledged pop-cultural icon.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with prominent academics and lawyers Margaret Thornton, Heather Roberts and Prue Bindon.

  • Professor Margaret Thornton is an internationally recongnised socio-legal scholar who has published widely on discrimination, the impact of corporatisation on universities and work-life balance in corporate law firms.
  • Dr Heather Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and is the leading and pioneering scholar on judicial swearing-in ceremonies. Dr Roberts' work provides a rich narrative history on judges and changing attitudes towards women in the law.
  • Prue Bindon is a prominent barrister and an Associate Lecturer at the ANU College of Law.She has worked internationally as a lawyer and was the President of the Women Lawyers Association ACT.

ANU Law Reform and Social Justice are offering 10 DOUBLE PASSES Interested parties should email the ANU Film group at with your name and mention the ANU Gender Institute.

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