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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...

The Lead Counsel for the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities has extended a personal invitation to NLLSA members!  This reception is being hosted by the Hispanic Commission, and is immediately after the educational program on Feb. 7th. The reception is at a law firm, hosted by an ABA Commissioner.  It will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the Chicago legal community as well as Latino attorneys attending the Midyear meeting. Click here for additional information:  Midyear 2014 Reception (2)...