Sonia M. Sotomayor
 

Hon. Sonia M. Sotomayor
Firm: Supreme Court of the United States
Address: One First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543
Phone: (202) 479-3211
(202) 479-3011
Fax: (202) 479-3230
E-mail:
Web site: http://www.supremecourt.gov/

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Lawyer Profile:

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.

Current Employment Position(s):
Associate Justice, since August 8, 2009


Bar Admissions:
New York, 1980
Education:
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979
J.D.
Law Journal: Yale Law Journal, Editor
Law Journal: Yale Studies in World Public Order, Managing Editor

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1976
B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude
Honors: University's Highest Academic Honor

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, 1998 - Present

Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, 1999 - Present

Honors and Awards:
Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, 1999

Honorary Doctor of Law Degrees from Princeton University and Brooklyn Law School, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Member

National Hispanic Bar Association
Member

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage

New York Women's Bar Association

Adjunct Professor - New York University School of Law

Lecturer in Law - Columbia Law School

New York City Campaign Finance Board, 1988 - 1992
Former Member, Board of Directors

State of New York Mortgage Agency, 1987 - 1992
Former Member, Board of Directors

Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund, 1980 - 1992
Former Member, Board of Directors

Maternity Center Association, 1985 - 1986
Member, Board of Directors

Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
Member

State of New York Mortgage Agency
Board of Director

New York City Campaign Finance Board
Board of Director

Puerto Rican Legal Defense
Board of Director

Education Fund and the Maternity Center Association
Board of Director

Past Employment Positions:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge, 1998 - 2009

Southern District of New York, United States District Court Judge, October 2, 1992 - October 7, 1998

Pavia & Harcourt, New York, Associate and Partner, 1984 - 1992

New York County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1979 - 1984

Languages:
English
Spanish
Birth Information:
1954, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/20/2013

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