UB Law Dean reflects on Ginsburg's legacy

Sep 20, 2020

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to resonate with locals who attended her visit to the University at Buffalo last August.

The bench draped for the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Credit Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of The United States

The dean of the college's law school, Aviva Abramovsky, called Ginsburg a "friend of Buffalo" and credited her with the creation of law in feminism. Abramovsky also spoke of the qualities she believes are needed by the next justice who will fill Ginsburg's seat.

"Whoever takes Ruth Bader Ginsburg's plac will have an enormous repsonsibility both to history and to the future development of the law in this country," Abramovsky said. "The most important thing for any Supreme Court justice is for them to be of great wisdom, reason and ehtics."

Ginsburg's visit to University at Buffalo was a dedication to the memory of Wayne Wisbaum, a Buffalo attorney and fellow student of Cornell University who died in 2018.

Landmarks across the state were lit up in blue yesterday in recognition to Ginsburg. Those landmarks included nearby Niagara Falls, the New York State Fairgrounds and One World Trade Center