LAAW Bulletin September 14, 2008
1. LAAW HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday, September 16 from 5 to 8
The Latino/a Alumni Association of WCL will be hosting a happy hour for alumni to reconnect and congratulate the newest alumni, WCL Class of 2008. The event will take place at Rumbero's at 3345 14th between Park Road and Monroe Street NW, a couple of blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro on the Green Line.
Happy hour specials include: $4 beer and wine, $6 mojitos , and $4 appetizers
We hope to see you there!
2. SPANISH LANGUAGE ADVICE AND REFERRAL CLINIC
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 20, the date of the next Spanish Language Advice and Referral Clinic. The time commitment for volunteers is from 9:30 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. As always, the clinic will take place at the Carlos Rosario School, located at 1100 Harvard Street, NW. Dress is casual and we begin with a light continental breakfast and orientation. It is important that you arrive on time for orientation, even if you are a regular volunteer! If you are able to volunteer, please contact Margaret Duval at the DC Bar office, mduval@..., in advance of the clinic to let her know that you will be attending. We like to have an accurate count of the number of volunteers who will be available at a clinic.
3. Join a LAAW Committee!
Please consider joining one of the LAAW committees listed below. If interested, contact the appropriate committee chair.
Academic Support: This committee coordinates the Fall Prep Course, the Spring Prep Course, and other Special Projects (e.g., mentoring, WCL student recruitment). The Fall Prep Course subcommittee is headed by Carlos Quintana (cqboricua4@...), the Spring Prep Course subcommittee is headed by Lucero Ortiz (mlortiz@...), and the Special projects subcommittee is headed by Maryam Ahranjani (mahranjani@...).
Communications: This committee will maintain and update the LAAW's database and compile and distribute biweekly electronic bulletins and other periodic announcements of interest to the Association's membership.
Chair: Carlos Quintana, cqboricua4@...
Fundraising: This committee will develop and implement the LAAW's fundraising plan. Funds will be raised to provide book scholarship for incoming Latina/o 1Ls, bar review scholarships for Latina/o 3Ls, and the LAAW Endowment. Chair: Shirley Rivadeneira, srivade@....
WCL Relations: This committee serves as liaison with WCL staff and students. In particular, this committee will make strong efforts to reach out to graduating 3Ls to recruit new LAAW alumni members. One member from this committee will also participate in activities and meetings of the fundraising committee to ensure effective coordination of activities between the two committees. Chair: Agustina Del Campo, delcampo@...External Relations: This committee will develop relations with organizations outside of WCL and with WCL alumni. This would include both law and non-law related institutions. Chair: Manuel Garcia, A.Manuel.Garcia@...