March 24, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Appear at ACS 2022 National Convention


Contact: Pablo Willis,    

Washington, DCThe American Constitution Society (ACS) is honored to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will participate in a conversation-style event at the 2022 ACS National Convention being held in Washington, D.C., June 16 - 18.   

 Justice Sotomayor will appear at the opening event of the convention on June 16.  

 "We are delighted to welcome Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a speaker at ACS’s 2022 National Convention,” said ACS President Russ Feingold. “It’s an incredible honor and opportunity for our national network of lawyers, law students, advocates, and scholars to hear from one of the brightest legal minds in the country and a critical voice on our nation’s highest court for a vision of the law that works for all people.”   

 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, 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 August 8, 2009. 

Further details on the ACS National Convention can be found on the convention webpage as they become available.  



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