At the ACS National Convention, Justice Sotomayor and Melissa Murray emphasize diversity in clerkships

On June 8, US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sat down for a conversation with her former law clerk Melissa Murray at the American Constitution Society (ACS) National Convention. Their discussion was introduced by Sahng-Ah Yoo ’19, an ACS student board member.

Sotomayor and Murray discussed the importance of having role models of women’s achievement—such as Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others—and they emphasized the need for more women of color in positions of authority in the legal profession. Sotomayor encouraged more women of color to apply for clerkships.

On July 1 Murray joins NYU Law as professor of law from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, after spending the 2017-2018 academic year as a visiting professor at NYU Law.

Watch the video of their discussion: 

Posted June 28, 2018