LLSA Spotlight: Eva Longoria Joins with Padres Contra el Cáncer

Posted in LLSA Spotlight on January 8th, 2010 by admin – Comments Off

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.

Read more about Padres Contra El Cancer here, and read more about Eva Longoria Parker´s charitable work here.

Hispanic Advocates Jump Into Health-Care Debate

Posted in News on November 23rd, 2009 by admin – Comments Off

hispan11After 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.

Aaron's "How to Study" Workshop for 1Ls

Posted in Academics, Announcements, E-Board on September 11th, 2009 by admin – Comments Off

Aaron Seligman headshotLLSA’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 aaseligman@wisc.edu if you are interested in attending. Aaron also asks that you print and complete this learning style inventory before the event.

Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

Posted in News on August 8th, 2009 by admin – Comments Off

Sotomayor headshotJudge 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.

LLSA Spotlight: Jorge Posada Foundation

Posted in LLSA Spotlight on July 22nd, 2009 by admin – Comments Off

posada logo thumbJorge 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.