Archives of Past Conferences

The Latino/a Voter Decides: Implications for the 2016 Presidentail Election, Congressional Races, and Supreme Court Nomination
19th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Thursday, April 7, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Tribute to Dean Claudio Grossman
Master of Ceremonies: M. Lucero Ortiz, WCL 2007
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Katelin Morales, WCL 2016
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Marcela Salas Gutierrez, WCL 2016
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: John A. Evanoff, WCL 1999
Diversity Award Recipient: WCL Immigrant Justice Clinic Student Attorneys and its Director Professor Jayesh Rathod
LAAW Bar Award Recipient: Christina Potter, WCL 2016
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Edwin Ordonez, Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC and Jennifer Pedraza, Washington-Lee High School in Virginia

Nuestra Voz: Addressing Key Issues for the Hispanic Community
18th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Thursday, April 12, 2015

Kenote Speaker: Mario "Don Francisco" Kreutzberger, Host of Univision’s Variety Show Sábado Gigante
Master of Ceremonies: M. Lucero Ortiz, WCL 2007
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: Leila Jade Levi, Class of 2010
LAAW Bar Award Recipient: Karyna Valdes, WCL 2015
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipient: Angie Leon

The Impact of Immigration Reform on Access to Justice
17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Director on Immigration, The White House
Master of Ceremonies: Carlos F. Acosta, Inspector General, Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Department
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Sonia Torrico, WCL 2014
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Patricia Arispe Sanders, WCL 2014
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: Richard V. Rodriguez, WCL 2011
Diversity Award Recipient: James Ferg-Cadima, WCL 2001
LAAW Bar Award Recipients: Hannah Pagán and Sonia Torrico
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipient: Melisa Quiroga-Herrera

The Evolving Legal Landscape for Hispanic Lawyers
16th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Stephen N. Zack, President, American Bar Association (ABA)
Master of Ceremonies: Linda M. Estrada, WCL Dean’s Diversity Council
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Catherine Cone, WCL 2013
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Jaime Farrant, WCL 2002
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: Juan M. Sempertegui, WCL 2007
Diversity Award Recipient: Esteban Freeman
LAAW Bar Award Recipients: Xavier Albán, Janyll Canalsone, and Catherine Cone, WCL 2013
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipient: Melissa Lucero

What is at Stake in the 2012 Elections?
15th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Benny Agosto, Jr. President, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
Master of Ceremonies: Jorge Contreras, Professor, Washington College of Law
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Brenda González, WCL 2012
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Monica Maldonado
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: Omar Vargas, WCL 1998
Diversity Award Recipient: The Honorable Marisa J. Demeo
LAAW Bar Award Recipients: Daniela Cornejo and Lucia Macias, WCL 2012
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipient: Karen Daniela Vallejos

The Role of the Latino Legal Community in Addressing Latino Issues
15th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Jenny Rivera, Professor of Law and Director of Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), CUNY School of Law
Master of Ceremonies: Alma Morales Riojas, President and CEO, MANA, A National Latina Organization
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Ana Corina Alfonso-Marsden, WCL 2011
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Monica Rizzo
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: M. Lucero Ortiz, WCL 2007
Diversity Award Recipient: The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Andrea Rizkallah and Daniel Marquez

Immigration Reform: A Dialogue
13th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Diana Sen, President-Elect, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
Master of Ceremonies: Anthony Varona, Professor, Washington College of Law
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Mariana Kihuen, WCL 2010
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Gina Aronne
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: Shirley Rivadeneira, WCL 2004
Diversity Award Recipient: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
LAAW Bar Award Recipients: Elvira Pereda and Jennifer Jaimes, WCL 2010
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Katherine Elizabeth Canales and Luis Alfredo Cortes

The Latino/a Agenda in the New Administration and the 111th Congress
12th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Thursday, March 5, 2009

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Marisa J. Demeo, Magistrate Judge, Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Master of Ceremonies: Anthony Varona, Professor, Washington College of Law
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Erik Swanson, WCL 2009
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Aquila Mazzinghy Alvarenga
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: The First LAAW Board Diversity Award Recipient: Escuela Bolivia
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Daysvha Suxo and Karen Vanegas

Latino Perspectives on the 2008 Election
11th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
Master of Ceremonies: Anthony Varona, Professor, Washington College of Law
Premio Inspiración Recipient: Sebastian Amar, WCL 2008
Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Maria Jose Veramendi, WCL 2008
Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: A. Manuel Garcia, WCL 2000
Diversity Award Recipient: The Hispanic College Fund
Inaugural LAAW Bar Award Recipient: Fabiola Carrion, WCL 2008
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Lorena Molina, Thomas S. Wootton High School and Isela Melendez, Wakefield High School in Virginia

The Voice of the Latino/a Lawyer: Accomplishments and Challenges
10th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Margaret Montoya, Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law
Master of Ceremonies: Linda M. Estrada, WCL Dean’s Diversity Council
Inaugural Premio Inspiración Recipient: M. Lucero Ortiz, WCL 2007
Inaugural Goldman-Grossman Award Recipient: Jorge Calderón, WCL 2007
Inaugural Edward Bou Alumni Award Recipient: Edward Bou, Member, Bou & Bou, WCL 1958
Diversity Award Recipient: Robert Raben, Founder, The Raben Group and WCL Dean’s Diversity Council
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Grazia Cornejo, Yorktown High School; Nora Esparza, Mount Vernon High School; Cristian Roldan, Annandale High School; José Umanzor-Alvarez, Northern Virginia Community College; and Ana Villatoro, Herndon High School.

Serving the Community: The Role of the Hispanic Lawyer
9th Annual Hispanic Law Conference on Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Judge Sergio Garcia Ramírez, President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Diversity Award Recipient: The Honorable Vanessa Ruiz, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
LaLSA High School Scholarship Recipients: Patrick Anthony Beckford, Montgomery Blair High School; Leticia Carmen Dominguez, Watkins Mill High School; Liana Elizabeth Montecinos, J.E.B. Stuart High School; Wilson Rafael Osorio Sierra, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Pebel Eloa Segura, T.C. Williams High School; and Sherry Nicole Vittel, Lake Braddock Secondary School.