LLSA Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month Events

September 26, 2018

LLSAThe Texas A&M University School of Law Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA)’s Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month series is off to a great start with the September 20 panel presentation “Latinos in the Labor Law Movement: Past, Present, and Future.

Panelists included Dr. Cristina Salinas, labor historian and Mexican American Studies professor at UT-Arlington; Anthony Elmo, Communications & Political Director, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW 1000); Arturo Laurel, National Labor Relations Board attorney; and Texas A&M School of Law’s Professor Angela Morrison.

The event was an engaging conversation about the impact of labor law on the Latinx community. The discussion began with the history of labor law in America and how it relates and intersects with Latinos in America. The panel also discussed the involvement of Latinos in the labor union movement.

LLSA panelProfessor Angela Morrison, Dr. Cristina Salinas, Arturo Laurel, and Anthony Elmo at the LLSA event "Latinos in the Labor Law Movement" at Texas A&M University School of Law.

LLSA’s next event is “Latinos in Law: Attorney Panel” on October 1. Attorneys in various legal fields will conduct "roundtable discussions" where, for a limited amount of time, will discuss topics like "navigating law school," "what it's like to be a minority in the legal field," "being far away from home," and of course the particular area of law in which they practice. Panelists include Carla Green '15, Haynes and Boone, LLP; Elsa Manzanares, Akerman LLP; David B. Cantu (Texas Wesleyan Law '96), Law Offices of David Cantu; Veronica Garza (Texas Wesleyan Law '09), The Law Offices of Veronica Garza, PLLC; and Joe Robles, Jr. '18, Texas A&M Apprenticeship Program.

Other LLSA National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month events include:

  • October 1-5: Hispanic Heritage Month display at the Law School
  • October 15: Pan Dulce fundraiser
  • October 24: Lunch and reception with Rachel Moran, UCLA Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emerita

Additionally, LLSA is conducting a “Power of Attorney Workshop” for the community on November 3, 2018, at the law school campus located in downtown Fort Worth. In addition to licensed attorneys helping participants produce power of attorney documents free of charge on-site, presentations at the event will address the new tax bill, pleading a misdemeanor, arrest warrants, child support and protective orders.