Awards and Nominations

Annual Diversity Award

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. (Please note that nominations are not required to be considered for this award)

Edward Bou Alumni Award

This award is named after 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 award is to be presented annually, in honor of Mr. Bou, to a WCL graduate with demonstrated commitment to the Latino community of WCL.

LaLSA Scholarship

To support education, foster leadership, and encourage the pursuit of dreams, WCL's Latino/a Law Students Association awards scholarships to Latino high school students who have demonstrated the desire to continue their education and a commitment to community service. (High school students can not be nominated for this award, they must apply directly to LaLSA.)

Premio Inspiración

This award was created in 2007 in celebration of the Tenth Annual Hispanic Law Conference and 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

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.

LAAW Bar Review Award

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.

For more information regarding these awards and general questions about the conference, please email

Nomination Form

Nominee's Information

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