National Latina/Latino Law Student Association 2024 Annual Conference to be Held at Albany Law

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The National Latina/Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) will host its 27th annual national conference at Albany Law School this year. 

The conference combines educational programming, networking opportunities, and a moot court competition and will be held from Thursday, March 14 to Saturday, March 16.

NLLSA has been working to support Latina/Latino law students and attorneys since the late 90s. The group has evolved from its inaugural event in 1997 into an annual traveling event hosted at a different law school in a different region of the country each year. The conference has been previously held at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley School of Law, and Columbia Law School. 

“It is a privilege to host the 27th Annual NLLSA Conference at Albany Law School and honor the impact Latina/o trailblazers have made in the legal field. Although the U.S. population is 18.5 percent Latina/o, solely 5 percent of all lawyers are Latina/o. Further, of this 5 percent, Latinas make up 1 percent and Latinos 4 percent. Therefore, the NLLSA Conference celebrates the Latina/o attorneys who inspire us law students to not be discouraged by this disproportionate under representation,” said Isabella Napodano ’24, President of the Latin American Law Student Association at Albany Law School. “Moreover, it represents an opportunity for the legal community to support diversifying the legal field by learning about its barriers to entry, which these attorneys have faced and overcome.”

“We are honored to host the National Latina/Latino Law Student Association’s annual conference at Albany Law School. The Conference is an important opportunity to highlight the many exceptional Latina/o lawyers who advance the rule of law, and to create opportunities for cooperation, learning, and the exchange of ideas. We are thrilled to be part of this important event.” said Albany Law School President and Dean Cinnamon P. Carlarne.