Sotomayor Visits Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Offers Advice and Inspiration During Visit to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

The line snaking around the block said it all—as it was full of students buzzing about the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. And, the evening didn’t disappoint. The Justice divulged information on her background, her family, her job, and even gave some advice to students—leaving many in the audience feeling grateful, and inspired.

YU President Richard M. Joel, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Cardozo Dean Matthew Diller and Judge Alison Nathan.

In a question and answer format, the Justice offered words of wisdom to the packed Moot Court Room.

“Too many law students spend an awful lot of time thinking about what their next step in their career is going to be,” she said.

“Worry a little less. In the end, find some form of work that satisfies you, that makes you feel good about what you’re doing. It doesn’t matter what kind of law you practice. Just make sure that it appeals to some part of your personality—whether it’s intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.”

Justice Sotomayor visited Cardozo on October 22 to answer questions in front of students from Judge Alison Nathan, U.S. District Court Judge of the Southern District of New York. The event transpired after the Justice met Cardozo Dean Matthew Diller during the confirmation hearing of Judge Nathan. Read full article at Cardozo News