The 2017 National Latina/o Law Student Association
Conference and Moot Court Competition
We are thrilled to announce that the 21st Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference (NLLSA) and Moot Court Competition will be co-hosted by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Emory University School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, and Mercer University School of Law from September 28 – 30, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia!
The 2017 Conference theme, “Latinidad y Rompiendo Barreras,” focuses on the question: What does it mean to be a Latino/a lawyer in our communities? In the United States, Latinos make up roughly 18% of the population. Yet, according to the ABA Lawyer Demographics for 2016, only 4% of the 1,315,561 licensed attorneys identify as Latino/a. We intend our conversations to focus, in part, on how to break barriers that face Latina/o law students and lawyers within our communities, personally and professionally. In an increasingly globalized world, NLLSA recognizes that the need for diverse attorneys in the legal field is greater than ever. As Latina/o law students, our unique experiences, diverse cultural backgrounds, and linguistic abilities can provide value to legal organizations, their clients, and throughout the legal profession itself. This year, our national organization will attempt to harness this collective value through a collaborative and educational approach at the National Conference.
NLLSA will feature interactive panels, a moot court competition, networking events, engaging speakers, and an opportunity to give back to our community through pro bono work. Ultimately, the Conference will provide a forum where student participants can (1) debate critical legal issues, (2) discuss how Latina/o attorneys can be successful in a field where we have been historically underrepresented, and (3) become empowered to strengthen our communities as zealous advocates.
Registration for the conference is available below and moot court information, speakers’ information, and traveler and lodging information are available in the Conference Program above. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in a few weeks!
The 2017 NLLSA Conference Committee
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We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in September 2017!