Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

  UNITED STATES CIRCUIT JUDGE
United States Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit
10/13/98 to present
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Southern District of New York
10/2/92 to 10/12/98
PAVIA & HARCOURT
600 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Partner 1/1/88 to 9/30/92
Associate 4/84 to 12/87
  International commercial litigation, including the drafting of pleadings, all phases pre-trial discovery, motion practice, trials, and appellate briefs and arguments. Extensive experience in the arbitration of commercial and commodity export trading cases.


  NEW YORK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
New York, New York
  Assistant District Attorney 9/79 to 3/84
  Reponsibilities included investigation and evaluation of felony cases, grand jury presentations, pre-trial motion practice, bench and jury trials, appellate briefs and arguments.

EDUCATION:

  YALE LAW SCHOOL, New Haven, Connecticut
J.D., June 1979
  Editor, Yale Law Journal
Managing Editor, Yale Studies in World Public Order
Semi-finalist, Barristers Union
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, New Jersey
B.A., summa cum laude, June 1976
  Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Co-winner, M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize - prize awarded annually to the senior(s) who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship and effective support of the best interests of Princeton University
Honorable mention, Senior Thesis, Latin American Studies

HONORARY DEGREES:

  Brooklyn Law School
Degree of Juris Doctor Honoris Causa
June 7, 2001

Princeton University
Degree of Juris Doctor Honoris Causa
June 5, 2001

Herbert H. Lehman College
Degree of Doctor of Law Honoris Causa
June 2, 1999

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Statehood and the Equal Footing Doctrine: The Case For Puerto Rican Seabed Rights, 88 Yale Law Journal 825 (1979).

Sonia Sotomayor & Nicole A. Gordon, Returning Majesty to the Law and Politics: A Modern Approach, 30 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 35 (1996).

ASSOCIATIONS:

 

Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law since 1998.
Lecturer-in-law, Columbia Law School since 1999.
Member, American Bar Association.
Member, Hispanic Bar Association.
Member, Puerto Rican Bar Association.
Member, Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage.
Member, New York Women's Bar Association.
Member, American Philosophical Society.
Former Member, Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness In the Courts.
Former Member, New York City Campaign Public Finance Board (Mayor's Appointee). 1988-1992.
Former Member, Board of Directors, State of New York Mortgage Agency (Governor's Appointee), 1987-1992.
Former Member, Board of Directors, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1980-1992.

LANGUAGES:

 

English and Spanish