A USM LAC Senior College Food for Thought Presentation
On Friday, October 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., Maine Attorney Sonia J. Buck will speak about the life and work of one of the greatest American heroes, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Sonia is an attorney at Brock & Scott, PLLC, in Falmouth, Maine. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate and debtor/creditor law. She earned her J. D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 2005, magna cum laude, and her B. A., cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine in 2002. She is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, Banking Section and Women’s Law Section. Sonia has written several articles for the Maine State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Born and raised in Maine, Sonia lives in Portland with her husband of 21 years. She is an avid reader, a constitutional law scholar, author, and movie buff. She has published several law books, focusing on substantive legal issues raised in popular films. One of her most recent books, Legal Lessons from the Movies: Constitutional Law, includes a chapter for On the Basis of Sex, a 2018 blockbuster film starring Felicity Jones as young RBG. Sonia will examine RBG’s early life and work, highlighting scenes from On the Basis of Sex.
Attorney Buck will bring to the presentation her more than 15 years of legal study and practice to promote an understanding of the wonderful life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She will discuss RBG’s leadership role in the fight for equality, the monumental impact of some of her dissenting opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases, her dedication to public service, and her brilliance, wit, and respect, both on the bench and off the bench.
Register to join Sonia in what will be an informative and inspiring discussion about the legendary late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can sign up for a link by emailing senior college: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll need to hear from you by noon on Oct. 8, please include your name and the name of the event you would like to see on Zoom.