Third-year law student Daniel Perez co-chaired with Tulane Law School the Fifteenth Annual National Latina/o Law Student Conference held Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1, 2011. This years conference was entitled “Crossroads: Changing Faces in New Beginnings,” recognizing the moment where a new culture full of color and life enters a community in the time of growth and recovery. The theme highlighted the many contributions being made by Latinas/os in the rebuilding efforts taking place in New Orleans, which is itself a reflection of an increasingly diverse nation undergoing its own transformations. The topics presented at the Conference were prominently focusing on immigration reform, education reform, workers’ rights, and Latinas/os in the judiciary, among others. The Conference gave the opportunity for students to unite with various sectors of the legal profession to understand and tackle the urgent issues involving Latina/o.
Mr. Perez also serves as the president of the Loyola's Student Bar Association and is on the board of the Hispanic Law Students Association.
For details on this years conference see the website, http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlscenters/conferences/nllsa/index.aspx.