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Rutgers Law School: Where Ruth Bader Ginsburg Found Her Calling

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The late Supreme Court Justice Rute Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state at the nations capital this week,  as the country continues to mourn the womens rights icon and legal giant. Ginsburg passed away on September 18th at the age of 87. WBGO's Alexandra Hill reports on Ginsburg’s ties to Rutgers University Law School in Newark  where she was a law professor from 1963 through 1972. It was there that she helped to build what is now one of the most respected and widely published law journals in the country, The Women's Rights Law Reporter, it's also the place where Ginsburg developed her deep interest in gender equality. 

Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.