Sotomayor Panel Discussion

October 20, 2009Duke Law News

October 20, 2009
12:15 PM
Room 3041
Duke Law School

Panelists consider the personal and professional background of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an attempt to imagine the sort of Justice that she is most likely to become both methodologically and ideologically. Topics include areas of the law in which she may vote differently than Justice Souter did; the potential relevance of her ethnic background to the way in which she will execute her judicial responsibilities; and the possible effects that her varied legal experiences will have on how she approaches the job.

Neil Siegel
Professor of Law and Political Science
Co-Director, Program in Public Law
Duke Law School

Joseph Blocher
Assistant Professor of Law
Duke Law School

Marin Levy
Lecturing Fellow
Yale Law School

Leticia Saucedo
Visiting Professor of Law
Duke Law School

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