U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit the University of Delaware campus in September to discuss her best-selling memoir, My Beloved World, with new freshmen and with members of the general public. Seating will be limited to members of the public, and tickets will be available shortly. The event will take place at the Bob Carpenter Center Sports/Convocation Center.
My Beloved World chronicles Justice Sotomayor’s life, from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench and portrays that inspiring journey, which has been marked by extraordinary determination, the power of believing in oneself and the support of mentors, friends and family. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court.
Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a role she assumed on Aug. 8, 2009.