PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the Ivy League school next week in an event that’s open to the public.

The university announced that the justice will speak Wednesday in a free but ticketed event on its Providence campus.

Sotomayor’s talk comes 18 months after the Class of 2020 read her memoir, “My Beloved World.” She will speak in conversation with Brown President Christina Paxson.

Paxson says Sotomayor’s success is a testament to her ambition, drive and intellect, and also to the vital importance of role models and opportunities opened for historically underrepresented students.

Sotomayor became the first Hispanic and third woman on the nation’s highest court when she was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama.

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