Past Event

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Mon, Jan 28 2013 - 12:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor

This event is sold out.

Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court; Author, My Beloved World

in conversation with M. Elizabeth Magill, Dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with candor and intimacy, she recounts the arc of her life from a Bronx housing project to an appointment on the nation's highest court.

Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role in August 2009.

Location:  Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. box office opens, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost:  Premium (includes seating in front and copy of the book): $70 standard, $50 members.
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation as part of the Good Lit Series.