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Her Opinions/Your Life

A campus panel discussion will explore Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s impact on the United States.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 28, 2017) – How has U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s opinions helped shape our laws and impacted the lives of Americans?

On Wednesday, March 29, a group of faculty experts from UAlbany and Albany Law will explore this topic from 7 to 9 p.m. in University Hall, Room 110. The event, titled “Her Opinions/Your Life” is free and open to the public.

Panelist include:

Wednesday’s discussion has been organized in anticipation of Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor visit to campus next week. She is the featured speaker for this semester’s University Speaker Series.

The panel will focus on Sotomayor, but also give attendees and idea how the Supreme Court functions as a whole. It will be moderated by Richard Hamm of UAlbany’s history department and is sponsored by the University’s Provost Office.

“This panel discussion promises to be a stimulating evening,” Hamm said. “If all you know about the Court is what you remember learning in High School or whether you have been glued to the recent Judiciary Committee hearings, you are sure to learn something new during our discussion.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s public talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in SEFCU Arena on Tuesday, April 4. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are now available for the general public, as well as UAlbany students, alums and faculty/staff.

You can full view details on Wednesday’s panel discussion here.

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