LLSA Hopes to Raise $10,000 for Scholarship Fund
Juris Fiesta, set for March 8 at Hamline University, is a stimulating evening that brings Latino/as, esteemed members of the bar and judiciary, professionals from the business sectors, and Hamline's community together to recognize the wide-ranging achievements of Hamline's Latino/a law students and alumni during the past year. The evening features a respected Latino keynote speaker (see related story on this year's keynote speaker Professor Elizabeth Iglesias from the University of Miami School of Law), music, delicious ethnic food and a festive atmosphere of celebration.
Most importantly, Juris Fiesta generates needed funds for the Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) student scholarship fund. "It is hoped that $10,000 can be raised this year so the endowment fund can begin giving small scholarships for books and other incidental expenses. Ultimately, however, we would like to see the endowment support grow to not only support this need, but also to support tuition for three years," explains Hamline Law Professor and LLSA Advisor Tom Romero.
Juris Fiesta was founded in 2005 by the Hamline LLSA with support from Dean Jon Garon and Professor Tom Romero. The 2008 Juris Fiesta will be held on March 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at Hamline University's Klas Center. Admission is $50.00 for the general public ($40.00 tax deductible); $35.00 public interest attorneys ($25.00 tax deductible); and $20.00 for students. Please contact Deb Lange (651-523-2122 or email@example.com) to purchase tickets or for more information.