Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Emphasizes Importance Of Broad Education, Empathy In Her Talk At Stanford


Publish Date:
March 10, 2017
  • Shashkevich, Alex
Stanford News
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor encouraged students to be charitable, curious and willing to learn, as she spoke at Stanford on Friday, March 10.

“I think that’s the only way I know how to live life in a meaningful way,” said Sotomayor, speaking at a packed Memorial Auditorium, which seats more than 1,700. “To become who you are and to do the work you want to do is to be open to want to learn and give at the same time.”

“I figured out first how to be a generally informed citizen before I tried to be a specialist in anything else,” said Sotomayor, seated across from Magill on the auditorium’s stage. “And that’s the advice I would give all of you who are experiencing college. Take courses in areas that don’t particularly interest you, but might make you a more knowledgeable person. … Curious people go further.”

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