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Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A conversation with Clemson students

This may have been a conversation with Clemson students but I can assure you it will resonate with you as a fledgling lawyer, especially her response to the question, ” How should a person prepare for law school?

Yesterday while Justice Alito was dazzling you with remarks at the dedication of the Law School I was in Clemson spending the day with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  It was just serendipity that both justices were in SC on the same day!  These kinds of events take months to plan and you don’t always have control over schedules.

Why was I with Justice Sotomayor? Because one of my fun volunteer activities is to serve as the Chair of the Humanities Advancement Board at Clemson and we invited her… and she said ‘yes”

I will tell you it was one of the most thrilling events I have been involved with. She was engaging on a personal level and it was obvious she wanted to be with students!

Here is a link to a video of the full conversation.

This was not your typical lecture but I won’t spoil the surprise.  Photos with the two of us to follow! Enjoy