Yale hosts conversations with Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Feb. 3

U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 J.D. will visit Yale University on Monday Feb. 3 to give a talk in Woolsey Hall from 1:45 to 2:35 p.m., and to deliver the James A. Thomas Lecture at Yale Law School at 4:30 p.m.

Sotomayor’s talk at Woolsey Hall (1:45 p.m.) will be moderated by Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Woolsey Hall is at the corner of Grove and College streets in New Haven.

Please note that tickets are no longer available for the Woolsey event, but overflow seating will be available in Battell Chapel, where  Sotomayor’s conversation with Resnik will be broadcast live for the Yale community Battell Chapel doors will open at 1:15 p.m., and no registration is required.

The Thomas Lecture in Levinson Auditorium in the Law School (4:30 p.m.) is an invitation-only event, which will take the form of a conversation between Sotomayor and Linda Greenhouse, the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at the Law School. 

Sotomayor returns to campus after being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the Yale University Commencement in 2013. Her citation characterized her many contributions to our nation:

“From the Bronx to the bench of our nation’s highest court, by way of Yale Law School, your path has been marked by energy, intelligence, and perseverance. Grounded in your experience as a prosecutor, federal trial judge, and appeals court judge, your wisdom now informs constitutional questions of the highest importance. Your jurisprudence is impartial and yet situated, objective and yet involved, tough and yet caring. Your alma mater takes pride in your inspiring journey and your uncompromising commitment to equality and justice.”