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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 25, 2009

MAHWAH – Ramapo College of New Jersey will launch its month-long observance of Women’s History Month by featuring author, advocate and attorney Sarah Weddington.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Weddington argued the Roe v. Wade case before the Supreme Court in 1973.  She argued the case at age 27 and is believed to be the youngest woman to win a case in the Supreme Court.  “Lots of people ask me why the case fell to me,” she recalls.  “It’s because we wanted a woman to take it, and we also wanted someone who’d do it for free.”

After arguing Roe v. Wade, Weddington was elected to three terms in the Texas House of Representatives.  She is now a speaker, attorney and adjunct professor of pre-law at the University of Texas at Austin.

The lecture will be presented Wednesday, March 4 at1 p.m. in SC-219 in the Robert A. Scott Student Center.  For more information, contact Cassandra Carr in the Ramapo College Women’s Center, 201.684.7468 or by e-mailing

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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