Expanded AP Coverage of Justice Sotomayor's Visit to the Law School

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor advises Chicago law students to unplug, chill with friends
Sophia Tareen
Associated Press, via Los Angeles Times
January 31, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's advice to law students boils down to a simple concept: Chill out more.

Sotomayor shared tips and personal stories Monday at the University of Chicago Law School during an unusually candid and unscripted appearance where students and faculty were allowed to freely question a member of the nation's highest court.

When students asked how to better their chances for a Supreme Court clerkship, Sotomayor told them impressive qualifications weren't enough.

"I want a passion. I don't look at the kid who has 1,000 things on their resume," she said. "Do you ever just stop and breathe? Do you ever go to a movie?"