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August 27, 2019

Dear students, faculty and staff,

As the beginning of the academic year approaches, I am pleased to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at Tufts University on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center.

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She thereafter served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she was an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She then served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

Tickets will be available for students, faculty and staff beginning Thursday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Information Booth in the Mayer Campus Center or online at For online tickets, you must have a Tufts Ticket Account. Sign up at

I hope that you will save the date for this special event: It is an honor to welcome such a distinguished guest to our community.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco