COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL LATINO/A LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
On October 20, 2017, we celebrated our 13th Annual Awards Banquet at the Columbia Club of New York. This year we honored three notable alumni. Ricardo “Rick” Martinez(CLS ’98), Partner at Hogan Lovells, and United States District Judge Analisa Torres (CLS ’84) of the Southern District of New York, received a Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Award respectively. Alida Garcia (CLS ’08), director of coalitions and policy at FWD.us, received the Rising Star Award. Thank you to all who attended our event, as well as those who sponsored it. Check out photos from the event below!
On January 27, 2017, we threw a carnaval-themed party for our members. Check out photos from the event below!
On October 14, 2016, we celebrated our 12th Annual Awards Banquet at the Columbia Club of New York. This year we honored three notable alumni. Melissa Raciti-Knapp (CLS ‘93), Partner and Head of the Latin America Practice at Freshfields Brockhaus Derringer, and Angela Fernandez (CLS ‘98), Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrants Rights, received our Distinguished Alumnus Award. And David Morales (CLS ‘12), Staff Attorney at the Northwest Justice Project, received the Rising Star Award. Thank you to all who attended our event, as well as those who sponsored it. Check out photos from the event below!
A bittersweet occasion. Before you embark on your respective journeys to leave an everlasting impact on the world, the CLS LaLSA Latino/a Law Students Association would like to thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to this organization. We know many of you will go off to do amazing work ranging from restructuring public school systems to protecting the rights of immigrants and families. Some of you will become associates for top law firms and others will clerk in the state and federal courts. Whatever it may be, keep following your passions and pursuing your dreams.
We wish you best of luck in your future endeavors, and hope to see you guys soon. Please stay in touch.
List of members who graduate this month: Alexandra Santana, Angel Flores, Anthony Ramirez, Anton Chaevitch, Christopher Bonilla, Daniel Pedraza, Erika Vera, Gaby Lopez, Karman Lucero, Luis Gabriel Hoyos, Maya Reeves, Nicole Gonzalez, Norma Lopez Campos, Sara Cendejas, Thomas Vincent Lopez, Angelica Juarbe-Santaliz, Nathaneel Ducena, Taj E. Tucker, Alan Romero, Veronica Montalvo , Daniel Donadio, Eliazar Chacha, Gena Miller, Jessica Alcantara, Tanya Martinez, Aurra Fellows, and Matthew Mahoney.