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In their first year at Yale Law School, many of the students who would graduate in 1979 were nervous about raising their hands. They often felt intimidated by their professors and complained to one another outside of class.

But not the confident, outspoken Sonia Sotomayor, classmates recall.

"She was always willing to speak up and give her point of view," said classmate Robert Klonoff, now dean of the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. "I just remember, even back then, thinking that in a group of very, very smart people she was destined to go great places." Read full article »

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