2018 NASPA Annual Conference

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Join U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a conversation that will both inspire and offer insight into the wisdom for which she has come to be known. One of her famous quotes includes, "Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society." Engage with your colleagues in this important discussion. 

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 thereafter 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 was 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 then 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 U.S. Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.


Monday, March 5
10:00 am to 11:15 am


Hall D
Philadelphia Convention Center