How did I not know this!? During a recent interview at Yale Law School, Justice Sotomayor mentioned that during her time in New Haven, she was a bartender and a bouncer!
While at Yale Law School, in addition to serving as a managing editor for the Yale Studies in World Public Order, Sotomayor was a bouncer and a bartender at GPSCY (Graduate Professional Student Center at Yale) bar.
This is so bad-ass. Very cool.
You can learn more about Gryphon’s Pub here. Here is a photo of the bar.
Update: How did then-Judge Sotomayor describe her employ in her Senate questionnaire? “Sales person.”
Justice Sotomayor shares a legacy with Pope Francis, who was also a bouncer.
While I was at YLS a few years ago, I found in the library her 1L facebook photo (see other yearbook photos here).