As part of the 20-year Development Agreement between the City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami, Coral Gables residents are invited to attend a special lecture with Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor will be interviewed by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala on her new book “My Beloved World.” The event takes place on Friday, February 1, 6 p.m. at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive.
In her new book, Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 2009, she served as a judge on the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. She assumed this role on August 8, 2009.
There is a very limited number of tickets for Coral Gables residents. Tickets will be distributed in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive beginning Thursday, January 24 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents must show proof of residential address. Tickets are limited to two per household. For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation Division at 305-460-5600.