La Raza celebrated our annual Dia de Los Muertos with King Hall on November 1, 2017. Our 1L representative Estela Barajas along with the help of our members did an amazing job on putting on a lively celebration to honor the lives of those who have come before us. Check out the La Raza Law Student Association Facebook page to get information about upcoming events and see more pictures from events: https://www.facebook.com/KingHallLRLSA
In October 2017 the La Raza Community Outreach Committee launched a mentorship program with the UC Davis La Raza Pre-Law undergraduates. The purpose of the program is to help promote our shared goal of getting more Latinos into law school. Thirty amazing undergraduate student signed up to receive a law school mentor! La Raza hosted a program launch even on October 26, 2017 at King Hall for mentors to meet with their undergraduate mentees in an informal setting. It was a great event and we look forward to continuing to mentor and work with undergraduate students to create pathways to law school.
La Raza Law Student Association board members Ariana Hernandes, Pablo Colmenares, and Juan Gamboa participated in a Law Student Panel with the undergraduate group La Raza Pre Law. Undergraduate students learned about the law school application process, what law school is like, and advice on how to prepare for law school as an undergraduate.
A packed room of undergraduate students listen to a law student panel.
LRLSA board members with La Raza Pre-Law organizers.
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.