For Monday, October 16, 11 am
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will participate in a question-and-answer session with Queens College students. Hosted and moderated by Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.
LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, NY
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- Only preregistered media will be admitted. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, (718) 997-5593 or Joanne.Rodes@qc.cuny.edu, (718) 997-5590.
- We will provide reserved seating and camera set-up areas for the media. Please limit still photography to the first 1-2 minutes and last 1-2 minutes of the program. Video cameras must shoot from a designated fixed position.
- This is a special presentation for Queens College students; we ask that the media not participate in the Q&A.
About Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor 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 on August 8, 2009.
About Queens College
Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the metropolitan area. It also contributes to the city’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any New York City college. Students from across the country and around the world come to the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.
The college enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its nearly 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage to learn more.