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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sotomayor to visit Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:44 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be in Hawaii at the end of the month as part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's jurist-in-residence law program.

During her visit, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, Sotomayor will teach classes at the William S. Richardson School of Law, judge a moot court practice, and meet with faculty and students throughout the week, according to a news release from the university. 

Sotomayor will also be the honored guest for an event hosted by the Hawaii State Bar Association, and will be the guest of honor at a breakfast with Hawaii Women Lawyers and Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation. 

The jurist-in-residence program brings Supreme Court justices to the Richardson school to meet with students, faculty and members of the state judiciary and Hawaii State Bar.

Sotomayor was nominated to become an associate justice by President Barack Obama in 2009. 

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