"A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor"

Monday, March 07, 2016
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
7:00 PM–8:00 PM

The University of Illinois will host “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” a public event on Monday, March 7. Justice Sotomayor will discuss a wide range of topics with College of Law Professor Robin B. Kar.  

(Photo provided by Collection of the United States Supreme Court)


The event is sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law and is free and open to the public, but tickets are requiredTickets are currently unavailable for this event; but you may add yourself to the Waiting List and you will be contacted by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts if tickets become available. 

Book Signing

Following the event, Justice Sotomayor will be available to sign a limited number of copies of her book “My Beloved World” in the Krannert Center Lobby, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Books may be purchased at the Illini Union Bookstore, or at the Promenade Shop at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 


Justice Sotomayor, who has served on the U.S. Supreme Court since 2009, was born in Bronx, New York, and is a 1976 summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University. She earned her juris doctor degree in 1979 from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She was an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979 to 1984. From 1984 to 1992 she litigated international commercial matters in New York City as an associate and partner with the firm Pavia & Harcourt.

Nominated by President George H.W. Bush to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, in 1991, she served in that role from 1992 to 1998 and as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998 to 2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on May 26, 2009.

For more information:
Carolyn Turner, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Heather Ball, Director of Events