British and U.S. Legal Systems

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Law Lord Brenda Hale talked about the differences between the British and United States legal… read more

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Law Lord Brenda Hale talked about the differences between the British and United States legal systems. Topics included their experiences being among the first women in their positions and the changes being made in the British legal system, including the establishment of a supreme court. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Dean Aleinikoff moderated.

The Right Honourable Baroness Brenda Hale of Richmond was the first woman to join the British House of Lords as a “Lord of Appeal in Ordinary” in 2004. She is one of 12 judges in the House of Lords called a Law Lord. They represent Britain’s highest court of appeal for domestic matters. In 2009 the Law Lords will make up the members of the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

This event in Georgetown Law Center’s Hart Auditorium was sponsored by the Supreme Court Fellows Program Alumni Association and the Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute. 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 10, 2008

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  • Feb 09, 2008 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 10, 2008 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
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