Welcome to the Latino Law Student Association (LLSA)!
National Hispanic Heritage Month started just a week ago – marking the anniversary of independence of five Latin American Countries and celebrating the culture, heritage, and contributions of Latinos. As the number of Latinos in the United States continues to grow, so, too, does their impact.
LLSA has established itself as an organization that is heavily invested in Latino issues and public service and strengthening solidarity within the student body as well as the broader community.
LLSA was fundamental in establishing the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC) which serves as a resource to the greater Madison-area. Community members can consult with CILC attorneys on their immigration issues free of charge. LLSA also recently established the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC), which is the first of its kind in Wisconsin. IJC helps immigrants handle their claims against deportation. These individuals have no access to a court-appointed attorney and many do not have the means to hire a private attorney. Additionally, LLSA conducts Know Your Rights presentations to help educate immigrants and non-English speakers on their rights. All of these activities demonstrate LLSA’s longstanding commitment to social justice, as well as the UW and the greater Madison community.
This year, we look forward to not only keeping this tradition, but expanding it. With this in mind, LLSA is committed to public service, fostering a sense of community, and strengthening bridges with the student body and greater community. I have no doubt that our Executive Board and members will accomplish this and more.
I, therefore, invite you all to join LLSA and to be a part of what is bound to be an exciting year!
2013-2014 LLSA President
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 E-Board of the UW Latino/a Law Student Association:
President: Kate Finley
V.P. Academic Affairs: Alexis Blanco
V.P. of Community Affairs: Lia Ocasio
Legal Community Liaison: Karina Kuhrt
Treasurer: Jair Alvarez
Secretary: Luis Valdez
LEO Representative: Molly Bowen
Webmaster (Webjefe): Laura Steigerwald
1L Representatives: Adrian Perez & Lola Bovell
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 E-Board of the UW Latino/a Law Student Association:
President: James Leonard
V.P. Academic Affairs: Paul Borovay
V.P. of Community Affairs: Kate Finley
Legal Community Liaison: Jose Alvarado
Treasurer: Elia Garcia
Secretary: Molly Bowen
LEO Representative: Matt Robles
Webmaster (Webjefe): James Leonard
Thanks everyone, for making LLSA great this year !!!
It was a pleasure serving you!
Sincerely, your 2010-2011 E-Board!
Greetings! On behalf of the Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) I welcome you to our webpage. The members and the Executive Board of LLSA look forward to the 2010-2011 academic year, and yet another opportunity to serve the Latino community and the community at large in Madison. This year LLSA is eager to expand its community outreach program by utilizing the experience of our network of seasoned professionals, as well as the knowledge of the current membership at Wisconsin Law School. The Community Immigration Law Center, along with Know Your Rights Presentations, are among many of the services which LLSA members not only help develop, but personally volunteer their time and energy to.
Additionally, this year will mark the revival of an effort to promote Hispanic/Latino Cultural Awareness at the law school and the city of Madison. Through a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a Series of Guest Speakers, and various Social Events throughout the year, it is the hope of LLSA that our organization will leave a mark on the people that support it in a unique and meaningful way.
I cordially invite you all to be a part of LLSA this year, and look forward to sharing with you the infinite opportunities ahead of us!
2010-2011 LLSA President
LLSA’s VP of Academic Affairs and former Teach for America teacher, Aaron Seligman, will be hosting a “how to study” workshop for interested 1L students next Friday, 9/18 at 2 PM. The event will be hosted at the College Library in room 2258 – you can either meet Aaron at the Bascom Hill doors to the law school at 1:45PM to walk over or meet him at the library at 2PM. The event is open to all 1Ls. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending. Aaron also asks that you print and complete this learning style inventory before the event.