New Student Convocation


The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1:40 PM-2:40 PM (Community Hour)
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

This is a closed event and tickets will be required to enter the event.
Only current undergraduate and graduate John Jay students will have an opportunity to request tickets.


Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 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 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 served as 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 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 on August 8, 2009.

Student Convocation serves as your induction into the college community. This celebration is designed specifically for new members of the John Jay College community and symbolically represents the start of a new academic journey. At Convocation, faculty, students and administrators officially welcome new students to the community.

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