Segal McCambridge Supports Illinois Latino Law Student Association


February 25, 2008

Segal McCambridge recently supported the Illinois Latino Law Student Association by sponsoring its 5th Annual Latino Law Forum, held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL.

The Illinois Latino Law Student Association (ILLSA) is dedicated to increasing diversity within law schools in Illinois. ILLSA also serves as a coalition of Latino/a and Hispanic Law Student Associations in Illinois.  They seek to promote the benefits of a legal education and career for minority high school, college, and university students.

The ILLSA First Annual Illinois Latino Law Forum was the association's first major community service event.  The event was hosted in February 2004 at the Chicago Bar Association.  The Forum was designed to bring Latina/o judges, lawyers, and law students in touch with prospective Latina/o law students.  The Forum offered panels, admission workshops, and mock law classes with local law professors.

The First Annual Illinois Latino Law Forum put ILLSA on the map in the legal community; made universities, deans of admissions, and law firms aware of its presence and its mission; and excited students and people from all walks of life to either create or cement their resolve to enter the legal profession.  The event was very well-received, and many attendees expressed great interest in the subsequent Forum.

To view the brochure for the 5th Annual Latino Law Forum, please click here.