The La Raza Law Student Association invites you to join us in welcoming the class of 2020! This is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious food and meet and mingle with students, staff, and administrators! We hope to see you there.
This event is held annually to honor one of UC Davis School of Law's distinguished Latino graduates, the Lorenzo Patiño Awards Banquet is always one of the most anticipated events of the year at the Law School.
The event honors the late Lorenzo Patiño '73, whose career exemplified the commitment to diversity and public service that defines King Hall. Patiño was a highly respected leader in Sacramento's Latino community who dedicated countless hours of service to helping the less fortunate. Patiño was one of the first Mexican-Americans appointed to the Municipal Court of Sacramento and a co-founder of the University of Northern California School of Law, an institution dedicated to providing a low-cost legal education for working people. Though his time as an attorney, jurist, and community activist was cut tragically short, he had an enormous impact, enough to prompt La Raza member Miguel Martin '84 to found the Patiño Banquet in his honor.
In addition to paying tribute to the legacy of Lorenzo Patiño, the banquet also honors La Raza's graduating students. The Patiño Award will be presented to one student who exemplifies extraordinary service and dedication, not only to the Latino community, but the legal community at large.
The Raza Welcome BBQ is held annually to welcome the incoming Raza 1L class and gives new students an opportunity to get to know our professors and members of La Raza in an informal setting and gain a sense of community at King Hall.
Hosted by LRLSA. Every year La Raza celebrates the contributions of Latino community leader Cesar Chavez with a series of lunch-time discussions and guest lectures at King Hall.