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Career

United States Supreme Court
2009–present
Associate Justice Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
19982009
Judge New York, New York USA
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
19921998
Judge New York, New York USA
Parvis & Harcourt
19881992
Partner New York, New York USA
19841988
Associate New York, New York USA
Sotomayor & Associates
19831986
Attorney Brooklyn, New York USA
Office of the District Attorney for New York County
19791983
Assistant District Attorney New York, New York USA

Directorships

19871992
State of New York Mortgage Agency New York City, New York USA Member of Board of Directors
19881992
New York City Campaign Finance Board New York City, New York USA Member of Board of Directors
20062011
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA Member of Board of Trustees

Professional memberships

20082009
Belizean Grove New York, New York USA Member

Professional affiliations

2002–present
American Philosophical Society Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA Member
1999–present
Columbia Law School New York, New York USA Lecturers-in-law
19982007
New York University School of Law / New York, New York USA Adjunct Professor

Accomplishments of note

2013
Author, memoir: My Beloved World Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf / New York, New York USA Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, stated, "Sonia Sotomayor has lived a remarkable life and her achievements will prove an inspiration to readers around the world. Hers is a triumph of the Latino experience in America."
1999
Author: "La Independencia Judicial: Que Necessitamos Para Conservarla" Publisher: Revista Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico / San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
1996
Author: "Returning Majesty to the Law and Politics: A Modern Approach" Suffolk University Law Review / Boston, Massachusetts USA with Nicole A. Gordon
1979
Author: "Statehood and the Equal Footing Doctrine: The Case for Puerto Rican Seabed Rights" Publisher: Yale Law Journal / New Haven, Connecticut USA

Professional honors and awards

2006
Outstanding Latino Professional Award Latino/a Law Students Association

Community

Community service

19801992
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund New York, New York USA Member of Board of Directors
19851986
Maternity Center Association New York, New York USA Member of Board of Directors

Community honors and awards

2011
Sonia M. Sotomayor Learning Academies Los Angeles Unified School District Public high school complex in Los Angeles named after her
2010
Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses and Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea Bronxdale Houses development, where Sotomayor grew up, renamed after her
Nationality
American
Denomination
Roman Catholic
Sports
Lifelong fan of the New York Yankees

Education

University
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA Artium Baccalaureus (A.B.) History 19721976 Won honorable mention for the Latin American Studies Thesis Prize; won the Pyne Prize; elected to Phi Beta Kappa; graduated summa cum laude
Law School
Yale University Law School New Haven, Connecticut USA Juris Doctor (J.D.) Law 19761979 Editor, Yale Law Journal; managing editor, Yale Studies in World Public Order; semi-finalist, Barrister’s Union mock trial competition, co-chair of a group for Latin, Asian and Native American students
Native language
Spanish
Other languages
English
Certificate/License
Admitted to the New York State Bar
Issued by
New York State Board of Law Examiners, Albany, New York USA 1980

Honorary Degrees

2013
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2012
New York University New York, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2010
St. Lawrence University Canton, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2010
Howard University Washington, District of Columbia USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2007
Northeastern University School of Law Boston, Massachusetts USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2006
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2003
Pace University School of Law White Plains, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2001
Brooklyn Law School New York, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2001
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
1999
Lehman College Bronx, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
June 25, 1954
Gender
Female
Place of birth
New York, New York USA
Marital status
Divorced

Marriage

19761983
Kevin Edward Noonan

Parents

Father
Juan Sotomayor (1921-1963)
Mother
Celina (Báez) Sotomayor

Ancestry

Puerto Rican