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Justice Ginsburg to Deliver Tanner Lecture at U-M on Feb. 6

By Lori Atherton
Jan. 22, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will present the University of Michigan's 2015 Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Friday, Feb. 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hill Auditorium.

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg"A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg" is open to Law School students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the general public, including alumni.

Tickets are required for the event and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, Jan. 26. Ticket information is available at www.law.umich.edu/events/Pages/ginsburg.aspx.

The conversation with Justice Ginsburg will be moderated by two of her former law clerks, who are now members of the Michigan faculty: Kate Andrias, an assistant professor of law, and Scott Hershovitz, a professor of law and philosophy, who also directs the University's Law and Ethics Program, which is sponsoring the Tanner Lecture.

"We are thrilled to welcome Justice Ginsburg to campus," said Prof. Hershovitz. "She has led an extraordinary lifeā€”as a forceful advocate for gender equality, as an incredibly successful litigator, and as a deeply respected judge. We're looking forward to hearing what she's learned along the way."

Justice Ginsburg, who has served on the Supreme Court since being appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, will participate in private engagements at the Law School throughout the day. In addition to Professors Hershovitz and Andrias, three other Law School faculty previously clerked for Justice Ginsburg: Professors Sam Bagenstos, Richard Primus, and Margo Schlanger.

This will be the third time in recent years that the Law School has hosted a visit from a Supreme Court justice. Associate Justice Elena Kagan spoke in 2012 to mark the dedication of the South Hall academic building, while Chief Justice John G. Roberts visited the Law School in 2009 as part of the Law School's Sesquicentennial celebration.

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