U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Ticket holders brave the cold as they file into Hill Auditorium to claim their seats.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Students proudly sport Notorious R.B.G. T-shirts in tribute to Justice Ginsburg.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Justice Ginsburg has a backstage chat with Elizabeth Anderson, chair of U-M's Philosophy Department, and Mark West, dean of the Law School.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Justice Ginsburg was interviewed on stage by two former law clerks: Scott Hershovitz, professor of law and of philosophy, and Kate Andrias, assistant professor of law.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

The justice's talk was filled with plenty of wit and wisdom, which elicited smiles and laughter from audience members.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

The justice participated in an engaging 90-minute conversation during which she spoke about milestones in her own life, as well as key moments in legal history.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

A sold-out crowd of more than 3,000 heard the justice speak.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

"As long as I can do the job at full steam, I will stay in it," Justice Ginsburg said of her Supreme Court tenure. "But when I begin to slip...it will be the time to go."

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Justice Ginsburg advised those in the audience to "repair tears in your local community" through public service.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

The justice was given a standing ovation at the beginning and end of her talk.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Following the Tanner Lecture, the justice visited a joint class of students currently studying constitutional law with Professors Kate Andrias, Daniel Halberstam, and Richard Primus.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

Students had an open floor for 90 minutes to engage with the justice.

U-M Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Feb. 6, 2015

As with the Tanner Lecture, students reacted with laughter to many of the justice's remarks.

SUPREME VISIT   Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, visited the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium Feb. 6 to deliver the Tanner Lecture on Human Values. The justice participated in an engaging and spirited 90-minute conversation during which she spoke about milestones in her own life, as well as key moments in the legal history of the past several decades. Later that afternoon, she paid a special visit to a joint class of students currently studying constitutional law with Professors Kate Andrias, Daniel Halberstam, and Richard Primus. The Tanner Lecture was sponsored by Michigan Law and U-M's Philosophy Department.

Photos by Leisa Thompson Photography.

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