10/14/13: Bienvenido, Latino/a Law Student Association
Release Date: 10/14/2013
Charleston Law’s newest student organization, the Latino/a Law Student Association (LLSA), was founded on September 10, 2013 and received national chapter recognition on September 26, 2013 from the National Latina/o Law Student Association.
The student organization is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive community for Latino students and sending highly qualified, dedicated and responsible lawyers into every legal arena. These goals may be achieved by a membership that consists of both Latino and individuals of both Spanish-speakers and non-Spanish speakers and represent the various countries of Latin America.
The organization’s objective is to serve as a support network for Latino law students on campus; and to help the retention and success of Latino law students. Besides keeping members abreast of scholarships, Latino-centric events, and potential employment opportunities, LLSA encourages its members to become involved in public interest organizations that serve the Latino community. LLSA activities include speaker events, Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Salsa Night, Latin Dance Lessons, and any other relevant Latino social and cultural gatherings. These events aim to help build community and familiarity between Latino and non-Latino students.
Founding Members: President: Edward C. Zayas, Jr, Vice- President: Evelyn Palomo-Siliezar, Secretary: Olivia Menjares, Parliamentarian: Jordan Mayes, Treasurer: Daniel King, Co- Founder: Nicole Garcia.
Members: Lewann Harper- Armstrong, Derek Bush, Isaac Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Chace Hawk, Trey Johnson, Tamara Lee, Dena McCorry, John Morgan, Karla Rodriquez.
Advisors: Professor Debra Gammons and Professor Jorge Roig.
For more information about LLSA at Charleston Law, contact Edward C. Zayas.