LatinoX Law Students Association

The LatinoX Law Students Association (LLSA) of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a law student organization recognized by the Student Bar Association. LLSA’s primary mission is to serve as a resource for social and academic support, as well as community engagement to the greater Latino community, for law students of Latino heritage and their allies. LLSA members make up a network of students with interests in many fields of law who are devoted to the continued success of every LLSA member. Additionally, LLSA seeks to provide a bridge for its members to become actively involved in associations and agencies concerned with issues impacting the Latino community in Maryland and nationwide. LLSA representatives support and may attend LatinoJustice PRLDEF Law Day, the Maryland State Bar Association, Hispanic Committee meetings and are involved in the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. LLSA members also provide pro bono assistance through the Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.


The IMPACTO Award is presented to a lawyer, Latino or ally, whose work in the legal academy, judiciary, private practice of law, government, public service agency or community organization has positively impacted Latinos and/or Latino communities.  Recipients serve as role models and a source of inspiration for LLSA members.


In August of 2018, LLSA members unanimously agreed to change the organization’s name to LatinoX Law Student Association.  LatinoX preserves the use of the word “Latinos” as the plural term used to include all women and men of Latino heritage and adds the “X” as a welcoming and inclusive symbol for the non-gender conforming communities.

For more information, please contact our Executive Board at llsa @

Be sure to follow us on social media! @UMLLSA

2018-2019 Executive Board

President: Joelys González-Méndez
Vice-President: Karla Pérez-Chacón
Secretary: Daniel Sánchez
Treasurer: Daniel Juliao

Upcoming Events

SYMPOSIUM & AWARD CEREMONY: “In the Aftermath of Hurricane María: A Year in the Life of Puerto Rico”

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Friday, October 26, 2018
Symposium - 10:00am to 5:00pm
IMPACTO Award Ceremony – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
IMPACTO Award will be presented to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
Faculty from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Puerto Rico School of Law and the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law will be joined by Professional Experts to discuss:
-The Environment and Environmental Law
-Forced Family Separations and Family Law
-Citizens’ Rights/Protections and Constitutional Law
-Emergency Health Care and Health Care Law
Due to limited seating, registration is required.  Please register at:

Third year law student Eduardo Garcia talks about his experience attending the Carey Law School, and how the Carey Law community is helping him build the foundation for a successful career.
Wandaly Fernandez talks about the Carey Law network, and how building personal relationships with her classmates, professors, and Carey Law alumni has helped her start a promising career in the law.