Presidential Speaker Series: Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Attendees must be seated by 4:40 p.m.
Attendees are required to present a Tulane Splashcard before entering McAlister Auditorium.
All event tickets have been distributed. Members of the Tulane community who do not have tickets but wish to fill any vacant seats should arrive at the "Standby line" in front of McAlister no later than 3:30 p.m. — Tulane Splash Card IDs required for entry.
Please join President Fitts and the Tulane community as we launch the inaugural Presidential Speaker Series with a conversation featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Justice Sotomayor earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. 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. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 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 on August 8, 2009, serving as the first Hispanic and Latina Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.