Eva Longoria Parker was named the 2009 Celebrity Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter. Longoria Parker currently serves as a national spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cáncer (Parents Against Cancer), a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of Latino children with cancer and their families.
After trying to carefully balance their interests in health-care reform and immigration, the nation’s Hispanic lawmakers and largest advocacy groups are scrambling to develop a strategy to counter what they see as efforts to shortchange immigrants in health bills on Capitol Hill. Read more about it here.
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.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who rose from the housing projects of the Bronx to the top of the legal profession, made history Thursday when the Senate confirmed her to become the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. UW-LLSA congratulates Judge Sotomayor on her amazing achievements in the legal profession! Read the story in English and Spanish.
Jorge Posada is the starting catcher for the New York Yankees. Posada’s son, Jorge Posada Jr., suffers from craniosynostosis, and has endured numerous surgeries to correct the condition. Posada established the Jorge Posada Foundation to help find a cure for the disease and support families with children affected by the condition. Find out more about his foundation here.