Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Speak at Lisner

Free tickets will be available for GW community members to attend Jan. 8 event with the justice.

Sonia Sotomayor
December 16, 2013

George Washington University community members will have the opportunity to hear Sonia Sotomayor discuss her journey to the Supreme Court next month.

The Supreme Court justice will speak and sign copies of her memoir, “My Beloved World,” at Lisner Auditorium on the evening of Jan. 8. The event, “Sonia Sotomayor's Remarkable Journey to the Supreme Court,” is sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates.

Justice Sotomayor grew up in a Bronx, N.Y., housing project. She suffered from juvenile diabetes and her father, an alcoholic, died when she was 9. Justice Sotomayor was able to overcome these obstacles to graduate summa cum laude from Princeton University and earn a J.D. from Yale Law School. She was a New York District Court judge and a U.S. Court of Appeals judge before becoming the first Hispanic to be named to the Supreme Court in 2009.

The justice also spoke at the university in January 2013.

Details about how to register for a lottery for tickets will be announced in George Washington Today on Jan. 6.