Even Supreme Court Justices have to work on their writing.

NPR’s Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg recently interviewed Justice Sotomayor about her soon-to-be published memoir. In this clip (below) Justice Sotomayor tells a fascinating story about how she learned to improve her writing in college. Even though the Justice was an excellent high school student, in college she quickly found that she had room for improvement. She took it upon herself to work on her writing all summer. It’s refreshing and inspiring to hear someone in such a powerful legal position admit that getting there took a lot of effort!

Writing well is critical to being an effective advocate. Justice Sotomayor’s story is inspiring, and hopefully it motivates prospective law students to be very engaged in your education, both inside and outside of the classroom.

You can listen to or read the interview with Justice Sotomayor here.