Judge Sotomayor Was 2004 Law School Graduation Speaker


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New York, June 8, 2009 – Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who has been nominated by President Obama to be the next Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, has had a long relationship with Columbia Law School, most recently as a Lecturer-in-Law and co-teacher of a Federal Appellate Externship.
Sotomayor also served as the speaker for the Law School’s 2004 Graduation. “I loved being a lawyer; I love being a judge more. My work constantly stimulates and challenges me. I wake up each morning excited about having a voice in the development of law,” she said.
The full text of the speech is available here.
Sotomayor also received the Professional Leadership Award from the Law School’s Latino Students’ Association in 2006, where she spoke about the “genesis and needs of an ethnic identity.”
The complete address is available here.
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