Event Details

Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture:

A Conversation with The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program present A Conversation with The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium.

Jeffrey P. Minear, Executive Director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program and Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States, and Jane Sánchez, Law Librarian of Congress, will introduce the program.

The moderators will be Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Chair of the Supreme Court Fellows Commission, and Professor Eloise Pasachoff of Georgetown University Law Center.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Justice Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and assumed the role Aug. 8, 2009. Previously, she served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Sotomayor graduated from Princeton University and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.

In 2018, Justice Sotomayor launched her first children’s book and a young readers adaptation of her memoir, “My Beloved World,” at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The conversation will be held by the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Events and is co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress.

Copies of Justice Sotomayor’s books -- My Beloved World, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, and Turning Pages: My Life Story -- will be available for purchase prior to the event.

Members of the media wishing to cover this event may contact Brett Zongker at the Library of Congress: 202-707-1639 or [email protected].

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].


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  • When: Thu Feb. 14
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Address: Thomas Jefferson Building
    Washington DC,US 20540

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