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LALSA Wins Best Brief Award

2010 News Archive

11/08/10

Newton, MA--Boston College Law School's Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) won a Best Brief Award at the National Latino Law Students Association Moot Court Competition at Yale Law School. The Moot Court Competition took place during the 14th Annual Latina/o Law Student Conference for 2010.

The conference was sponsored by the National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA). The NLLSA is a non-profit corporation that serves as a platform for voicing Latina/o law student concerns, to advance Latina/o academic success, to provide community service, and address legal issues concerning Latina/os around the nation. The conference was opened with a pre-recorded message from the Hon. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, recognizing NLLSA students as the next generation ethical and community-driven lawyers.

Among the topics discussed were immigration reform, education, workers’ rights, voting rights, and healthcare. The moot court competition not only allows law students to discuss pressing Latin American issues, but also allows them to network with a variety of influential Latina/os in the legal field.
Schools that participated in the competition included Columbia University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, and Yale Law School, among others.

The Latin American Law Students Association at Boston College focuses on Latin American issues by organizing campus programs and outreach efforts to serve the Boston-are Latin American community. You can visit their blog at http://bclalsa.blogspot.com/.