Oklahoma City University School of Law has the pleasure of hosting the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on September 11, 2014. During her visit, Justice Sotomayor will engage in a public conversation with University President Robert Henry and School of Law Dean Valerie Couch at 5 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium. Limited tickets for the public to attend this unique opportunity are available here. (All Oklahoma City University School of Law students, faculty, and staff have tickets being held in reserve.) Justice Sotomayor will also be visiting The University of Tulsa College of Law and The University of Oklahoma College of Law while in Oklahoma.
Justice Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University and graduated summa cum laude. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979, where she also served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Justice Sotomayor was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for 5 years, and she went on to litigate international commercial matters in New York City. In 1991, President Bush nominated her for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, where she stayed until 1998 when she was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Justice Sotomayor was nominated by President Obama for the United States Supreme Court in May of 2009, and she assumed her role as an Associate Justice in August of 2009.
Please join us in welcoming Justice Sotomayor to our law school!
– By Molly McClure, Reference Assistant, and Sabrina Davis, Reference Librarian