NLLSA’s signature event is the national conference, which is held every fall in a different city. This year, we will be holding our conference in Chicago on September 25th-28th. This weekend-long conference will bring together 600-800 law students, professors, practitioners, judges, speakers, and prominent community members from all regions of the country. The weekend will be filled with workshops, panel discussions, plenary sessions, and cultural festivities surrounding topics such as leadership, community service, programming, and, of course, the law. For most of its history the NLLSA Conference has been held in the Southwest, so we are particularly proud to diversify the conference location by descending upon a world-class Midwest city. The theme of our Conference, “La Fuerza del Cambio, La Esperanza del Futuro,” (The Force of Change, the Hope of the Future) is a theme that allows us to integrate various types of diversity into our Conference: diversity in thought, political ideals, culture, and values. For example, one of our major panel discussions will address coalition-building among various ethnic and non-ethnic groups.
In this uncertain job market, it is more important than ever to provide our members with all the opportunities that our national presence affords us. That is why on the Friday of the conference we will be hosting a job fair with employers looking to hire Latino law students. This is something that we have ample experience in putting together and it normally features a range of firms, government employers, and non-government public interest organizations (as I described via the Facebook message). I know that this is something particularly important to you and I will forward you a list of the employers we’ll have present as soon as we get final confirmation of their attendance.
For more information, visit: http://www.nllsa.org/conference.html