U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. will visit Buffalo Oct. 20 in an invitation-only event at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

The University at Buffalo School of Law and Hodgson Russ LLP are co-hosting the appearance. Alito, nominated to the nation’s highest court by President George W. Bush and appointed in 2006, will field questions from Law School Interim Dean James A. Gardner and Hodgson Russ Chairman Daniel C. Oliverio.

Seating is limited to invited guests only. The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. with a reception hour, followed by the question-and-answer session with Alito from 6 to 7 p.m. and a post-conversation cocktail reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Invited guests are being asked to RSVP by Oct. 6.

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