Jo Anne & U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Attend Fordham Law School dedication

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"Wisdom has built a home" was the theme of Fr. Joseph McShane, president of Fordham University, at the official dedication of its new law school building. I am proud to be a Fordham law alum and adjunct faculty member. Fordham Law (which began admitting women to its law school in 1918) has been a beacon "in service of others" and it was on display yesterday evening. 

After the festivities, I was able to spend a few minutes chatting with US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She congratulated me on my recent primary victory - she used to live in Carroll Gardens, after all! Also on hand were former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, fellow alumni US Representative Jerrold Nadler and State Senator Dean Skelos, and Assemblymember Deborah Glick. Got to see some old friends as well!