DURHAM, N.C.  – The dean of the law school at North Carolina Central University tells us that the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be one of tenacity and sticking to her principles.

Browne Lewis actually met the associate justice of the Supreme Court at a national convention of law school professors. Ginsburg was the keynote speaker there.

“She didn’t talk so much about her life on the bench, she spoke more about life in general,” says Lewis.

She said Ginsburg's death Friday night was very traumatic to many in the legal profession. And that within minutes of the news breaking of the justice’s death, she received dozens of phone calls, many of them from tearful colleagues.

Lewis also told us she had met members of Ginsburg’s family and she wished the country would keep the focus on what they have lost and not on the politics of naming her replacement on the Supreme Court.