My Beloved World - Chapters 20-26 Summary & Analysis

Sonia Sotomayor
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In Chapter 20, Sotomayor left her studies in the library one evening to go to the restroom. On the way, she found a gathering in which “public interest lawyers were pitching alternatives to private practice” (193). A New York District Attorney was speaking and Sotomayor decided to stick around because there were refreshments available. He talked about the advantages of joining a district attorney's office, including that there would be opportunities for trial experience much sooner than in large private practice law firms. Bob Morgenthau interviewed Sotomayor the following day and invited her to visit his office. Her friends were aghast, pointing out that she would earn much less than in the private sector. Sotomayor knew that, but felt this was the right course for her long-range plans.

In Chapter 21, Sotomayor joined the New York District Attorney's Office where she and the other young lawyers...

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