Latino Law Alumni Association

The mission of the Latino Law Alumni Association (LLAA) is to develop a vibrant network of Latino alumni and students; to support the members’ academic and professional development; and to promote the recruitment and advancement of Latino students, faculty, and staff at the George Washington University Law School.


General Membership Meetings
First Tuesday of each month

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month to plan and implement our programming. We welcome existing and new members to participate. There is no cost to join. 

Meetings Calendar:

  • Tuesday, October 4th, 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 1st, 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, 12:00 p.m.

If you would like to participate in any of these meetings, please email [email protected]

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events available.

Past Events

Latinos in the Law
Thursday, October 6th - 7:00 PM - Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

Please join us for a panel of GW Law students, professors, and alumni as they share their experiences.  This panel is geared towards 1L's and undergrad students considering law school.  Our panelists will discuss their time at GW Law as well as what they have learned in their careers and advice they wish they had recieved when starting their legal careers.  LLAA members will participate as panelists.

GW Latino Alumni Network: Hispanic Heritage Month Mixer
Wednesday, October 5th - 6:00 PM - Casta's Rum Bar

The LLAA will join the wider GW Latino alumni community in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at this great event.  Bring your friends and make new ones, registration is $10 per person and includes two drink tickets and heavy appetizers.  Please RSVP HERE.

LALSA Virtual Bilingual Mock Interviews
Wednesday, September 21st - 4:00 PM

LLAA members are encouraged to volunteer for this virtual mock interview event being sponsored by LALSA.  The interviews are meant to be informational or networking in nature, with a goal of helping students work on their professional/business Spanish, so no prep work is required of volunteers.  Any Spanish-speaking lawyer is welcomed to participate, please sign-up or request more info by emailing [email protected].

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15, 2022

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LLAA Career Panel: Navigating Legal Transitions (Virtual)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

This panel shared information on navigating career transitions in the intricate legal professional field. Our panelists spoke about their experiences and how they have championed the, at times, confusing process of transitioning jobs or transitioning sectors.

This event is possible thanks to the sponsorship of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. 


A conversation with Governor Pierluisi
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 

The GW LLAA joined GW President Thomas LeBlanc, Ph.D., and GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., Ph.D., for a conversation with Puerto Rico’s Governor, Pedro Pierluisi. The Governor opened up about the experiences, challenges, and successes faced throughout his distinguished career. Additionally, he talked about the highlights of his trajectory before, during, and after his time at GW Law. The Governor engaged with GW faculty, alumni, and students. Part of GW Law’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, this was a hybrid event.

Please visit the Image Gallery to see pictures of the event

GW LLAA Career Panel
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 

In this virtual career panel, our panelists, Cristina Antelo, Alejandra Hernandez, Milagros Ortiz, Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo, Marcos Ronquillo, and Alex Haskell, shared the experiences, challenges, and successes they have faced throughout their careers as legal professionals.

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GW LLAA Resume Review & Mock Interview

Thursday, October 07th, 2021 

On our mission to promote the recruitment and advancement of Latinos in the field of Legal Services nationwide, the GW Latino Law Alumni Association (LLAA) invited GW Law students and alumni to participate in a Resume Review & Mock Interview virtual session to help students with their resume drafting and interview skills.

This event was possible thanks to the sponsorships of our friends at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. 

Please visit their website and learn more about MMM, LLP

Reception at the Mexican Embassy
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 

After a month full of inspiring and dynamic events, the GW LLAA closed the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with a reception at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. We gathered and listened to the remarks of Deputy Chief of Mission, Ana Luisa Fajer Flores and the GW Law Dean, Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew. An evening filled with laughs, stories, and joy. The perfect closing to our month-long programming. 

Meet the LLAA Executive Board Members

Jacqueline C. Ledón


Jacqueline C. Ledón, JD '05



Adrian Snead, JD '11



Matthew Piscitelli JD '17


Paulina Vera

Public Relations Director

Paulina Vera JD'15, ESIA '12

Francisco Maldonado-Andreu

LALSA Liason

Francisco Maldonado-Andreu JD '22 




LLAA Initiatives

Latino Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
The Latino Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship was established by members of the Latino Law Alumni Association in recognition of their gratitude to the law school. This fund will provide a need-based scholarship for a student at GW Law, and preference will be given to active members of the Latino Law Student Association or students who have a demonstrated interest in Hispanic history and culture.

 If you would like to learn more about LLAA, please email [email protected].