Collections Spotlight: Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia otomayor

Sonia Sotomayor received a B.A. from Princeton University and 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 New York County, then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt. President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York in 1992. President Bill Clinton then nominated Sotomayor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1997. Then, on May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was confirmed  by Congress on August 6, 2009 by a vote of 68-31.

Portrait of Sonia Sotomayor in a 2015 mural celebrating The Bronx

Baseball. Judge Sonia Sotomayor Drawing Justice online exhibition

Law Library special collection on Sonia Sotomayor includes background information on the Supreme Court justice, press coverage, and links to her articles and case decisions

In Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: 2018 National Book Festival

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Explains Magna Carta to Students from School Without Walls 2015

Lit Bits: Exploring Identity with Sonia Sotomayor Minerva’s Kaleidoscope