Friday, August 19, 2016

Justice Center Legal Studies faculty attend "Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor"

L ro r: Justice Sotomayor and
Judge Christen begin the conversation.
The Legal Studies faculty of the Justice Center attended the August 17 event, "A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor," sponsored by the Alaska Bar Association at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage.

Justice Sotomayor was appointed in 2009 by President Obama. She is the first Hispanic to sit on the court, and the third female justice.

Over 1,200 people attended the program which was moderated by 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Morgan Christen.  Justice Sotomayor delighted the crowd by coming down into the audience and shaking hands and giving hugs while she answered questions that been submitted in advance.

L to r: Legal Studies Faculty - Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D.;
Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D.; Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D.;
Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., at the event.