Law Students

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Speaks to UCLA Law Students
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shared stories about her life, of the time before she became a Supreme Court Justice, with students, faculty and staff at the UCLA School of Law, this week. During her daylong visit at the UCLA she took part in a Q&A session moderated by Dean Rachel Moran, and answered questions of UCLA law students on how to achieve their own goals in life.

Sotomayor, who is the third woman and the first Latina to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, told stories about her diverse career as a private practitioner, as a prosecutor, a federal judge, and an appellate judge, before her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. She offered a rare glimpse into the years that formed her career and shaped her as a lawyer and jurist.


She spoke about her best-selling memoir, “My Beloved World,” which chronicles her remarkable journey from a housing project in South Bronx, to Princeton and Yale Law School, and then into her career as an attorney. She recalled some of the obstacles she faced along the way while trying to become what she is today, and she called on law students to focus on their own professional destinies.

Speaking to a packed room, Dean Moran said, “Justice Sotomayor’s fascinating discussion of her journey to the bench is motivational, and her ongoing commitment to encouraging others to pursue their dreams is an inspiration. I know that our students will always remember her historic visit.”

Besides the Q&A session, Justice Sotomayor also made a visit to the federal courts class of Professor Jonathan Varat and observed a discussion on the issue of standing. Throughout the day, she made time to learn about the innovative work going on at UCLA Law and talked with student leaders.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Image Credit: UCLA


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-Level Commercial Business Litigator

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a commercial business litigation attorney with 2-5 years of experience...

Apply Now

Senior Level Litigator

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office is seeking a litigation attorney with 5-7 years of experience and a background...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney


Stamford office of our client seeks litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Experienced Estate Planning Attorney


Torrance office is seeking an estate planning attorney with 7-10 years of experience.

Apply Now


Patent / IP Paralegal


Patent / IP Paralegal This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Sugar Land

Insurance Defense firm seeks an Associate Attorney with a MINIMUM of 3-5 years\' experience in litig...

Apply now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Statewide, growing, litigation law firm, named one of the Top Boutique Law Firms in California by th...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Insurance Defense Litigation


Growing Long Island insurance defense firm seeking 1 to 5 year associate attorney for their Hun...

Apply now


To Top