News Release, Library of Congress

The Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program will present a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

The conversation will be moderated by the 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 Eloise Pasachoff, professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Supreme Court Fellows Program. Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez and Counselor to the Chief Justice Jeffrey P. Minear, who is also executive director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program, will introduce the program.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and are available through this event ticketing event also will be live-streamed on the Library’s YouTube site

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., 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, 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 and is co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress.

Copies of 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.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program, founded in 1973, offers mid-career professionals, recent law school graduates and doctoral degree holders from the law and political science fields an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration.

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