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Build bridges instead of walls. Both her parents were born in Puerto Rico and came to New York for a better life. She is the perfect example of the American Dream, exemplifying the benefits of hard work and motivation.
She has dedicated her life to working for people of all backgrounds and helping them gain justice through the law.
Housing in the Bronx Sonia was born on June 25th to her mom Celina who was a nurse, and her father Juli, a good cook but also an alcoholic. At 9 years old, when her father passed away, she learned to become a leader in her household.
She would go grocery shopping and help her mother deal with the loss. She was diagnosed with diabetes the year before and at this young age she learned to give herself the insulin shots. Her parents incapability of administering the shots was one driving force behind her desire to learn.
Their arguing led her to become strong and independent at a young age. She read Nancy Drew and watched the famous television show Perry Mason, which sparked her interest in solving cases and desire to get involved in law.
While she wanted to become a lawyer, and many years of school were approaching in her future, she had a difficult time learning in English and states she did not know how to write properly when she started college. She grew up in a home speaking only Spanish, which created the transition into English at school to be difficult.
It was not until the fifth grade that she began to find an interest in school. Sonia graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School and went on to receive her college degree from Princeton University.
It was during her first year at Princeton when she discovered that she was not the best of writers.
She took many classes and sought help from professor and, with time, became an excellent writer. She was also very involved in activities she found to be important. She graduated from Princeton summa cum laude inand was given the Pyne Prize. This is the highest academic award that can be received as an undergraduate from Princeton.
She later went on to receive her law degree from Yale University. During law school she was also editor of the Yale Law Journal, where she continued to advocate for an increase in the number of minority students. Never neglecting her roots, she started doing pro bono work that was later noticed by Senator Edward M.
Her ability to balance all her work and do things effectively was noticed by all.Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tackled pivotal issues in her first year on the nation’s highest court, and while she’s sometimes sided with the majority, she . In , Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave her now famous “wise Latina” speech, during which she reminded a group of University of California Berkeley law students that their personal.
When President Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, many Americans welcomed the appointment as an historic milestone; she is the first Hispanic American to serve on the high court.
Her colleagues on the federal bench praised her as "a role model of aspiration, discipline and integrity." Born to Puerto Rican parents in New York City, Sonia Sotomayor grew up . May 15, · The following is a text of a lecture delivered by appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor.
It was published in a issue of the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal and it is reproduced here with.
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