Sotomayor Plans Albany Appearances in April


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is scheduled to make two appearances in early April at Albany colleges.

On April 3, she will visit Albany Law School to talk with students and faculty and receive the college’s Kate Stoneman Award, given annually to those who seek equal opportunity and advance the cause of women in the legal profession. Stoneman, an Albany Law graduate, was the first woman admitted to the New York state bar in 1886.

Sotomayor’s appearances at Albany Law will not be open to the public, campus officials said Thursday.

On April 4, Sotomayor will give an address at the University at Albany being sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute. She will discuss her autobiography, “My Beloved World,” at a talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the SEFCU Arena on the University at Albany campus. It is free and open to the public.

Sotomayor, a Bronx native, has been on the Supreme Court since 2009 after serving 11 years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.