Nineteenth Annual Hispanic Law Conference
The Latina/o Voter Decides: Implications for the 2016 Presidential Election, Congressional Race, and Supreme Court Nomination

Co-sponsored by The Hispanic National Bar Association, The Hispanic Bar Associations of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, The Latino/a Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law, and WCL's Latino/a Law Students' Association

Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

American University Washington College of Law *New TENLEY Campus*
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Grossman Hall – Terrace Level
Washington, DC 20016

American University Washington College of Law is honored to host the Annual Hispanic Law Conference each spring as part of its Founders' Celebration. Started in 1997, this regional conference brings together a unique mix of leaders devoted to the progress of Latinos/as in the United States, including the WCL Latino community, and abroad.

With his impending retirement, join us in celebrating Dean Claudio Grossman's 21‐year‐tenure as WCL's first Latino dean and his exemplary leadership in the greater Washington, DC area Latino/a community.

Schedule of Events

Updated schedule as of March 14th with additional participants to be confirmed soon

2:00PM‐4:00PM: HBA‐DC Career Fair and Networking Opportunity
4:15PM‐6:30PM: Panel Discussions
6:30PM‐7:00PM: Reception and LAAW Elections
7:00PM‐9:00PM: HLC Awards Dinner

The Hispanic Law Conference events are FREE and open to the public. The Career Fair includes opportunities for current law students and attorneys interested in lateral positions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education at


Annual Diversity Award Recipient: TBA
The Diversity Award is given in recognition of an individual or organization that has contributed to the advancement of the Hispanic community of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: TBA
This award is named in honor of Mr. Edward Bou, class of '58, for his numerous contributions to the Washington College of Law's Latino/a students and to the overall WCL community. The Edward Bou Alumni Award is to be presented annually to a WCL graduate with demonstrated commitment to the Latino community of WCL.

Premio Inspiración Recipient: TBA
Created in 2007 in celebration of the Tenth Annual Hispanic Law Conference, Premio Inspiración is given annually to a Juris Doctor (JD) student who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the Latino/a community nationally or internationally.

Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: TBA
The award was established in honor of Professor Robert Goldman and Dean Claudio Grossman, renowned experts in the Inter-American legal system and pioneers of the International Legal Studies Program. It is given annually to a Legum Magister (LL.M.) student who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the national and/or international Latino/a community.

LaLSA Award Recipients: TBA
To support education, foster leadership, and encourage the pursuit of dreams, WCL's Latino/a Law Students Association awards scholarships to Latino/a high school students who have demonstrated the desire to continue their education and a commitment to community service.

LAAW Award Recipient: TBA
Founded in 2006, the Latino/a Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law (LAAW) is a volunteer membership organization with the primary goal of supporting the academic performance of Latina/o law students at WCL through workshops, mentorships, and scholarships. Since 2008, LAAW has presented the Bar Review Award to a deserving WCL student.

PDF of conference flyer


Registration is free but required
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For further information, please contact:

Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202-274-4075; Fax: 202-274-4079; or