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Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association to host Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas’s Law Student Conference, March 2–3, 2012

The Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association is hosting the annual Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas’s Law Student Conference on March 2 and 3, 2012, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.  During this event, law students and attorneys from across Texas will attend programming and discussions on professional development and issues affecting Hispanic communities in Texas.

Programming will include a discussion of the affirmative action case Fisher v. Texas, which was recently granted certiori by the U.S. Supreme Court and may potentially outlaw race-conscious admission practices at public colleges and universities.  There are also useful and interesting panels on career paths, trial practice, federal prosecution, voting rights, and judicial clerkships featuring some of the foremost speakers on those issues. 

Confirmed speakers include U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña; Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina; 13th Court of Appeals Justice Gina Benavides; U.S. Congressman Charlie Gonzales; 5th Circuit Justice Edward Prado; U.S.District Judge Xavier Rodriguez; MALDEF Southwest Regional Counsel David Hinojosa; UT Law Professor Norma Cantu; and Former Dean Lawrence Sager.

Attorneys and law students with associate bar cards can receive four hours of MCLE credit. More information is available at www.chlsa.org/conference.html

Contact: Javier Perez, chlsa.president@gmail.com

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