Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will join students, faculty, and guests of the University of Richmond School of Law on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for a conversation about her life and career, hosted by Dean Wendy Perdue. 

"We're honored and delighted to welcome Justice Sotomayor to Richmond Law,” said Perdue. “She is not only one of our great jurists, she is an inspiration and role model for millions around the country.”

Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in May 2009, and assumed the role of associate justice in August 2009. Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, she served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Earlier in her career, she was an associate and then partner at Pavia & Harcourt, and an assistant district attorney in New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Sotomayor earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from Yale Law School. She is the author of a 2013 memoir, “My Beloved World.”

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