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A Conversation with The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor

  • Date
    Mon, Nov 18

    5:30 PM — 8:00 PM


    Shepard Hall
    Convent Avenue at W. 138th Street

    Shepard Hall, The Great Hall

    p: 212.650.7799


  • Event Details

    The Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

    The Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture - a conversation with The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court.

    Reception to follow conversation.  Pre-signed copies of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir "My Beloved World" available for purchase during the reception or can be purchased in advance.  Please visit:

    RSVP by November 1st to: or call 212-650-7799.

    Limited parking is available for people with disabilities or impaired mobility.

    The CCNY Shuttle Bus will be available to transport guests to local subway stations following the lecture and reception.

    About The Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture:

    This lecture, a component of The Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program at The City College of New York, initiated in 1996, provides an opportunity for members of the college community to interact with outstanding scholars, business leaders, and government officials, enriching the education experience on campus. The Program is also intended to foster communication within the academic community of New York City.

    Samuel Rudin, a civic and philanthropic leader in New York City, was a member of the Class of 1918 at The City College and went on to a prominent real estate career. The Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program is supported by a grant from the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.  Previous Rudin Scholars include Tom Brokaw, Nicholas Kristof, Ric Burns, Walter E. Mosley, the Honorable Mario Cuomo, Walter Cronkite, and Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold E. Varmus.

    The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor:
    Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 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 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.