U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University on September 10th from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. for a private event with law students and faculty. Only law students with a ticket will be able to attend the event. The event will not be open to the media.
Justice Sotomayor will be in Cleveland as a guest of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. She is scheduled to participate in a public event that evening at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, where she will provide short remarks during a dinner program.
"This is an important opportunity for Cleveland-Marshall students to interact with one of the great legal minds of our time," said Phyllis L. Crocker, interim dean at Cleveland-Marshall. "We are proud to offer this event, and we look forward to continuing similar events that better prepare our students for careers in law."
Justice Sotomayor has been on the Supreme Court since August 2009. She is the court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice and its third female justice.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, founded in 1897 as the Cleveland Law School, was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit minorities. In 1946, the Cleveland Law School merged with the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916, to become the Cleveland-Marshall Law School. In 1969, the Law School joined Cleveland's new public university as its sixth college and was renamed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University. Early graduates of the College of Law laid the foundation for the legal profession in Northeast Ohio. Now in its 113th year, C|M|LAW prepares promising students to be America's leaders in the 21st century in law, business, non-profit agencies and government.
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