#SIULAW students react to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 22, 2020 , by Logan Gay | WPSD Local 6


CARBONDALE, IL - Local Southern Illinois law students are talking about the impact Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had on their lives. Right now there are 237 laws students enrolled at the SIU School of Law. About half of them are women. 

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “Fight for things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. ”It looks like Ginsberg fought for justice the right way because law students like Schuyler Frashier credit her for inspiring them to pursue law. 

"She means so much to me. I definitely wouldn't be sitting here if it wasn't for her. A lot of the rights that women take for granted now she fought for us to have," said Frashier. 

Schuyler found out about Ginsburg passing moments before a competition she was preparing for. She remembers feeling sad but found strength to compete from Ginsburg's legacy.

To read the complete WPSD Channel 6 article click here.