Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus



Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan (top) and Sonia Sotomayor (bottom) greets fellow guests during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Mark Gail/MCT)

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Sonia Sotomayor, supreme court justice, will talk with the University community in March.

The College of Law will hold “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” on March 7, according to the school’s website. At the event, Sotomayor will “discuss a wide range of topics” with Robin Kar, University Law professor.

The event is free and open to the public but tickets — available at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 — are required. Tickets can be reserved on the Krannert Center’s website or by calling or visiting the center.

Sotomayor will sign copies of her book, “My Beloved World,” following the discussion.

Sotomayor will also be one of the judges in the Frederick Green Moot Court competition, the law school’s biggest moot court competition. Sotomayor’s involvement with the competition was announced in July in an email to students in the College of Law. The top competitors will be chosen to compete nationally and will be editors for the following year’s competition.

Sotomayor, who attended law school at Yale, assumed office as a justice of the Supreme Court in 2009 and was the first justice of Hispanic heritage.

Also serving on the panel will be Ann Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Jill Pryor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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