Burns White law clerk and representative of Duquesne University’s Law Review, Taylor Wantz, had the extraordinary opportunity of asking Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, a question about her professional ascension and knowing when to make a career change. Justice Sotomayor, who started in the District Attorney’s Office, moved to private practice, and then to the bench, credited professional mentors for her success at each stage of her career. She explained that when she learned as much as she could in one position, she knew it was time to move on, and encouraged law students to never stop learning or expanding their knowledge within the legal field.
The event, sponsored by Duquesne University School of Law on Friday, December 7th, included a discussion with University President Ken Gormley and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie Rendell. The University presented Justice Sotomayor with the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Award for Distinguished Public Service, offered in partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.