Following the success of September’s “Celebration of Black Alumni,” Harvard Law School will hold its Latino Alumni Conference in San Antonio, on Dec. 1. The three-day conference is sponsored by the Harvard Law School Association’s (HLSA’s) Latino Committee and will recognize and honor the accomplishments of Latino alumni around the world.
“Our upcoming meeting in San Antonio will recognize the accomplishments of our alumni,” said Juanita C. Hernandez, who chairs the Latino Alumni Committee. “Not only is this a wonderful opportunity for our group to socialize and network with old friends and classmates, it is a superb opportunity to showcase our star alumni.”
The event will explore “ways to improve and enlighten the experience at the Harvard Law School for the students present and future,” Hernandez added.
There are more than 600 Latino men and women who count themselves as members of the HLSA Latino Committee. Some prominent Latino alumni include: 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ferdinand Fernandez; Texas Supreme Court Justice Al Gonzales; former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales; and George Muñoz, president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
A front-page story in The New York Times highlighted the success of the Law School’s “Celebration of Black Alumni,” citing the event as part of a trend among leading colleges and universities to celebrate the success of specific alumni audiences. “For the alumni, the reunions offer a chance to show that they made good use of the opportunities they were given,” the Times story read.
Harvard Law School has nearly 32,000 alumni who live in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world.