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Dear NLLSA Friends: Two days ago, our country took part in an American tradition as old as our Constitution: the peaceful transition of power from one freely elected president to another. As NLLSA celebrated this moment, we also recognized the end of a tremendous and consequential presidency. We are grateful to President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama for their service to our nation and wish them and their family nothing but success in their future endeavors. Looking forward, NLLSA welcomes the next chapter in America’s story with cautious optimism. Now is the time to put an end to the harmful rhetoric that has vilified our communities for the past two years. It is time to begin working for ALL Americans. NLLSA believes that a good start would have been the appointment of a Latino to the U.S. Cabinet. Unfortunately, President Trump failed to nominate a single Latino to the...

The National Latina/o Law Student Association (“NLLSA”), the largest coalition of Latinx law students across the United States, expresses its disappointment of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto on SB2204 that would have reduced requirements for proof of residency for student trustees of the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees. 110 ILCS 310/1 Sec. 1. The University of Illinois Trustees Act requires that candidates for student trustees demonstrate Illinois residency by proving Illinois domicile for the previous six months, an Illinois driver’s license, and evidence of the student’s valid Illinois voter registration. SB2204, passed by both Illinois’ House and Senate, would have reduced the proof of residency to only one of the above listed authentication of residency. As it currently stands, 110 ILCS 310/1 limits the position of student trustees to United States Citizens in requiring a valid Illinois voter registration card. Voter registration cards are only provided to United States Citizens residing...

Dear Law Student, Every year, approximately 130 law students from across the country gather amongst the birch and white pine trees of Portsmouth New Hampshire to participate in the annual Robert M. Cover Retreat, and meet other law students and practitioners who are committed to public interest law. We invite you to become of this tradition and join us for the 27th annual Robert M. Cover retreat from February 28, 2014-March 2, 2014. The registration deadline is February 14, 2014. Most schools will sponsor sending a small group of students to attend. Don't forget to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CoverRetreat. Registration: http://www.law.yale.edu/news/coverretreat14.htm. The four principle goals of the Cover retreat are: 1. Connecting students with common goals and interests from across the country; 2. Creating a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in public interest; 3. Providing a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; & 4. Providing a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law. Registration is now open, and...

It is not too late to register for this year's ABA Midyear Meeting held in Chicago, IL on February 5 - 11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency.  Attendance is FREE as there is no registration fee! Click here for additional information, and to register:  http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/midyear.html...

Law students and advocates in the Chicago area and Central Region!!! The ABA Hispanic Commission will be hosting a panelist discussion on legal services and access barriers.  This event is in connection with an educational program the Hispanic Commission is hosting on Friday, Feb. 7th at the ABA Midyear Conference.  It is a program geared for law students, recent law grads and young lawyers. Click her for additional information:  The Justice Gap e flyer...