GU Law Professor Martin D. Ginsburg passes away at 78

Georgetown University Law Professor Martin D. Ginsburg, who was considered one of the foremost U.S. tax law experts, died on Sunday at age 78. Professor Ginsburg had taught with the GU Law faculty since 1980 when his wife, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice a Judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. (Ginsburg become a Supreme Court Justice in 1993.)

In addition to teaching courses on taxes and corporations, Professor Ginsburg also practiced at the D.C. law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. The Brooklyn-born, Long Island native served as the chair of councils within the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of the City of New York. He was also the author of many influential articles on corporate taxation and business acquisitions.

“Marty Ginsburg was not only one of the most innovative legal thinkers of our time, he was a gifted teacher and respected colleague,” Georgetown Law Interim Dean Judith Areen said in a GU Law press release. “He will be deeply missed.'”

Professor Ginsburg did his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where he met Ruth Bader, and received his law degree from Harvard after briefly serving in the Army. According to the press release, “Ginsburg was known to friends and colleagues as a superb chef, an outstanding golfer and a stellar wit.”

4 Comments on “GU Law Professor Martin D. Ginsburg passes away at 78

  1. “since 1980 when his wife, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice.”

    Ginsburg has been a supreme court justice since 1993, not 1980.

  2. Yes, “a good job in Washington” was not SCOTUS. Yet.

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