Blog Entry #7: An Interview with Sonia Sotomayor

Official Portrait of Justice Sonia Sotomayor










Take a moment to watch a video excerpt from the following interview with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  Please watch the first minute or so of the interview  to orient yourself.  Next, review the video from minutes 13:00-19:00 (feel free to watch more if you wish).  Afterward, chat with us about the following:

  • Why do you think Sotomayor values writing skill in both students and prospective lawyers?


  • What do you think of her statement that a writer can “persuade by legal reason”?  In your opinion, does legal writing—or any type of writing—need to be persuasive?


  • Why do you think Sotomayor believes in a liberal arts education?  Do you think taking a variety of classes in your college career will make you a better student, critical thinker, or world citizen?  Why or why not?


  • Finally, feel free to discuss any other aspect of the interview that interests you!


Note:  The video may need to run for a minute or “buffer” before you can fast-forward.


Due: Feb. 26th


Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 12:07 pm and is filed under Blog Entries. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

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