Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is scheduled to be the inaugural speaker for The Pappas Visiting Scholar Series at Richard Stockton College in March.

O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and served until 2006. She was a key swing vote in many important cases, including the upholding of Roe v. Wade, and was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama in 2009.

The event, scheduled for 6 p.m. March 24, will be free and open to the public. Information on ticketing will be available in the coming weeks.

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Thomas Wilner, head of Shearman & Sterling’s International Trade & Investment Practice in Washington, D.C., will serve as moderator for  O’Connor’s presentation in the Sports Center.

Stockton trustee Dean Pappas and his wife, Zoe, established the Dean C. and Zoe S. Pappas Visiting Scholar Endowment Fund in 2012, to bring noted scholars and thought leaders to Stockton for classes, workshops and public events.

For more information on the Pappas Visiting Scholar Series, visit foundation

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