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University of Houston Law Center professor Michael Olivas and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she strives to stay away from politics, but the justice worked the room like a politician while speaking on Friday to law students, lawyers and judges at the University of Houston Law Center.

During an hour-long talk and question-and-answer session, Sotomayor offered her thoughts on what is needed in a legal education, the quality of lawyers who argue before the Supreme Court and the intersection of politics and the law.

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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys covers the business of law in Texas. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @BrendaSJeffreys

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