From the Nominator
Columbia Law School produced a 32-page album to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—a graduate of the Class of 1959 and the first woman appointed to the faculty as a tenured professor, in 1972—on the 25th anniversary of her investiture to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Office of Communications and Public Affairs was charged with conceptualizing and creating a meaningful keepsake for Ginsburg and distinguished guests at a private dinner in her honor at Columbia University. The goal was to memorialize the historic celebration and to illustrate Columbia Law School’s long and profound relationship with Ginsburg. The creative challenge: to produce a distinctive, original book that would reveal new insights and anecdotes by and about the “Notorious RBG.” But we discovered that Columbia’s private Ruth Bader Ginsburg archive was a treasure trove of never-before-published material. We pored over scores of documents that exemplified her sharp legal mind and the deep respect and affection she has expressed over 60 years for her students, colleagues, mentors, friends, and family. With permission and cooperation from Ginsburg and the Supreme Court, we published a curated selection of archival content to highlight Ginsburg’s rarified place in the school's history.
From the Judges
Hat’s off to the folks involved with creating Columbia Law School’s “Sincerely Ruth Bader Ginsburg” publication. What an extraordinary publication! Everything about this piece was interesting. Great cover design and design throughout the publication. Perfect stock choice. A classy piece for one classy Notorious RBG. Well done, Columbia.