Justice Sonia Sotomayor returns to Yale 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.

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.

Sonia Sotomayor ’79 J.D., U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor ’79 J.D., U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice

Media are welcome to cover both events. To gain access, you must register with the Office of Public Affairs and Communications by Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. Please e-mail opac@yale.edu with your name and media organization, the names of any colleagues who are accompanying you, and whether you plan to attend the Woolsey event, the Law School event, or both. There will be audio feeds and camera positions available at both events. Seating is limited and is not guaranteed.

Justice 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.

The Thomas Lecture in Levinson Auditorium in the Law School (4:30 p.m.) 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. Media should enter the Law School at the main entrance at 127 Wall St.

Sotomayor returns to campus after being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the Yale University Commencement in 2013, at which the 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.”

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