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US Supreme Court justice to give lecture at UW

A U.S. Supreme Court justice is visiting Madison on Thursday to give a lecture and have lunch with law students.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (AP File Photo/Cliff Owen)

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (AP File Photo/Cliff Owen)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor will have lunch with University of Wisconsin law students at noon and give the 2016 Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday at Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon St, Madison.

Two of Sotomayor’s former law clerks, Lindsey Powell and Robert Yablon, will lead the question-and-answer session that will be part of the event.

While the event is free to the public, tickets to attend are no longer available.

Sotomayor, a former intellectual-property lawyer and federal judge, was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009. She is the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor is the second U.S. Supreme Court Justice to visit UW Law for the Kastenmeier lecture, which is supported by a fund intended to further scholarship in intellectual property, corrections, administration of justice and civil liberties. Then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist visited in 1992 and spoke about the future of the federal courts.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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