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Latino Law Students Association (LLSA)

The Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law exists to create an academic and social support network to help students succeed in law school.

Our goals are to offer programs that focus on professional and academic development; to bring in speakers to discuss legal issues affecting Latinos in the United States and abroad; to keep our members informed about scholarships, Latino-centric events, and potential employment opportunities; and to provide a means to be a part of and serve the broader Latino community. LLSA events aim to help build community and familiarity amongst Latino and non-Latino friends and classmates within the School of Law.

2015-2016 Executive Board

President: Maria Elena Martinez  mmartinezcasado@luc.edu 

Vice President: Joel Viramontes Gallegos  jviramontes@luc.edu 

Secretary: Laura Garcia  mgarcia15@luc.edu   

Academic Director: Ada Marez   amares1@luc.edu 

Social Director: Lindsey Croasdale   lcroasdale@luc.edu 

Finance Director: Ross Williams  rwilliams6@luc.edu

Open to: 1L, 2L, 3L, LLM

Major Activities and Events: Major Activities and Events: Chili Cook-Off, LLSA Bar Review, Latin Nights (formerly Pachanga), Alumni Networking

How Can I Join? All Latino students at Loyola University Chicago School of Law are automatically members of LLSA. Any student in good standing may join LLSA by signing up on our TWEN page. All students are invited to participate in our events and programs.

How Can I Hold A Leadership Position? Executive Board members are elected to their positions during the Spring semester. A candidate info session will be held in early April. Candidates must submit a letter of intent as part of the elections process. An open forum with the candidates may be held in mid-April. Voting will take place during the last week of April.

For more information, visit us on TWEN or Facebook.