The law and the courts have undergone many changes over the years. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses what she believes is “the most heartening change” in the legal profession.

Episode 4 of our special podcast series marking the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure is a discussion between Professor Arthur Miller, founding author of the treatise, and Justice Ginsburg.

In this first of a two-part discussion, Professor Miller and Justice Ginsburg discuss their overlapping journeys in the law, first as classmates at Harvard Law School, as attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court, and in their current roles, respectively, as law school professor and Supreme Court Justice.

Thomson Reuters is presenting this special podcast series throughout 2019 featuring Professor Miller with leading legal scholars and thought leaders as they explore the issues and challenges facing attorneys practicing before the federal judiciary. Federal Practice & Procedure is one of the most respected and enduring legal treatises. The treatise has been cited by federal courts an astounding 90,000 times, according to Westlaw estimates, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court every year since 1973.

To listen to Part 1 with Justice Ginsburg, click on the built-in audio player below. To download and listen later, right-click here

The upcoming final episode of the series will feature a continuation of the discussion between Professor Miller and Justice Ginsburg including the Justice’s views on what makes for an effective argument before the Court, and how she feels about the recent RBG documentary on her life.