The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor to be awarded honorary degree at Pace University’s Commencement

Pace University School of Law will award an honorary doctorate of laws to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor at the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the Chapel Green on the Law School’s campus in White Plains, 78 North Broadway. (Please see www.law.pace.edu for directions and rain plan.)

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The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor to be awarded honorary degree at
Pace University’s School of Law Commencement, May 18

Pace to confer more than 200 law degrees at Westchester ceremony

White Plains, N.Y. – May 15, 2003 – Pace University School of Law will award an honorary doctorate of laws to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor at the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the Chapel Green on the Law School’s campus in White Plains, 78 North Broadway. (Please see www.law.pace.edu for directions and rain plan.)

Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals – 2nd Circuit
U. S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the Court of Appeals – 2nd circuit in 1998, nominated by President Clinton. Judge Sotomayor made the 1995 ruling enjoining the owners of major league baseball teams from continuing their lockout of players by ordering them to restore free-agent bidding and salary arbitration. She also ordered release of the suicide note written by late White House counsel Vincent Foster, and ordered New York City’s Grand Central Partnership to pay minimum wage to homeless street cleaners.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. Part of Pace University, the school has an enrollment of nearly 700 and offers the J.D. program for full-time and part-time day and evening students. Its postgraduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Environmental Law and an LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated Environmental Law programs, which once again in 2003 was ranked #3 in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. The Clinical Education program also has been nationally ranked, and offers clinics in domestic violence prosecution, environmental law, securities arbitration, disability rights and criminal justice. David S. Cohen has been Dean of the Law School since 1999. The fall 2002 entering class was selected from one of the most competitive groups of applicants the school has seen in recent years. Over the past two years applications have increased by over 70 percent. www.law.pace.edu

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