Ruth Bader Ginsburg visits NU law school

Corinne Lestch

Trading her black robe for a black shawl, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her vast knowledge of American politics and legal lore at Northwestern University Law School on Tuesday as part of the Howard J. Trienen’s Visiting Judicial Scholar program.

The event, held in Thorne Auditorium at 4 p.m., was the culmination of a two-day schedule of activities brewing on the Chicago campus where Ginsburg met with students, led a seminar and traded views with law professors and staff.

During the discussion, led by law professors Steven Calabresi and Robert Burns, the 76-year old justice – the second woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court – fielded questions about theories of constitutional interpretation, the influence of foreign legal systems and her self-professed “favorite” clause, the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

More to come in The Daily’s first issue on Monday.