Sonia Sotomayor visits the University of Utah

Justice Sotomayor charms and inspires

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited campus and had a unique conversation with faculty, staff, U students and some local high school students for the MUSE Project‘s theme year on justice. It was not your typical speech—she went up into the Huntsman Center seats to engage with students up close and personal. As those in attendance filed out of the HC after her address, one sentiment was heard again and again: “Amazing!”

She delivered a truly inspirational message: seek the positive, stay hopeful, understand our differences, and know that an education should be more than just getting good grades. You can watch the event in its entirety below.

Social media was abuzz as Sotomayor worked the crowd, and the volume of tweets about her appearance had the hashtag #SotoSpeaks trending locally on Twitter. Below are the highlights compiled in Storify: