Founded in 1996, NLLSA’s mission of social, ethnic, and gender equality, as well as diversity in the legal profession, has resonated with students and professionals around the nation. The 2011 Conference at Tulane University Law School and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana was a huge success, and we are looking forward to bringing the conference back to the west coast this year. UCLA’s La Raza has consistently had a strong presence and leadership with NLLSA and is excited to host for our third time. This weekend-long conference will bring together over three-hundred diverse law students, professors, practitioners, judges, and prominent community leaders doing important work across the country in a variety of fields.
The 2012 Conference theme, “Movimiento: The Movements of Latinos in Education and Advocacy,” will challenge and encourage participants to consider the historical struggles and victories within the formal education and legal systems as well as the possibilities for using our personal education to make change through current and future advocacy. This conference will focus on various historical and current movements including affirmative action, immigration, economic justice, health care reform, juvenile justice, prison reform, and much more. This will be an opportunity to bring together various sectors of the legal profession to understand and tackle these urgent issues.