Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2023
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Session Type: AALS Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: San Diego Ballroom
    Floor: Lobby Level, North Tower

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will join AALS President Erwin Chemerinsky in conversation about her life, career, and thoughts about how law schools can make a difference. Justice Sotomayor will appear via live video conference, and will take audience questions as selected and moderated by President Chemerinsky in San Diego. There is no virtual option to attend the program. 

    Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and receiving the Pyne Prize, the highest academic honor Princeton awards to an undergraduate. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. In 1997, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where she served from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.  
     We ask all attendees at the Justice’s event to refrain from taking photos and recording

Session Speakers
Organization: University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Moderator and Speaker

Session Fees
  • AALS Presidential Opening Plenary Session : $0.00