Annual LEO Banquet

The Law School is committed to enrolling the strongest and most diverse class possible -- diverse in every way, with respect to life and work experiences, interests, skills, and backgrounds. And as you may know, we are one of the most racially and ethnically diverse law schools in the country. Each year our current students, faculty and alums from across the country gather for the Legal Educational Opportunities (LEO) Banquet as we celebrate our successes and reaffirm our commitment to maintaining one of the most interesting and dynamic learning environments in the country. This year's LEO Banquet will be hosted by the Middle Eastern Law Students Association.  

The LEO Program was established in 1967 to address issues of diversity within the student body. The support of the LEO Community as a whole has been instrumental in our continued ability to enroll diverse incoming classes. A testament to the efforts of current students, alums, faculty and staff is the fact that we maintain an average of over 20% students of color in the student body year after year. 

2018 Annual Legal Education Opportunities Banquet

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the Latino/a Law Student Association

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Cesar Adrian Vargas
CO-Director of the Dream Action Coalition

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53715

Questions? Please contact Kimberly Raether at kimberly.raether@wisc.edu.

Biography

Photo of Cesar VargasCesar Adrian Vargas

Cesar Vargas is a nationally recognized leader and innovator at the forefront of the groundbreaking DREAM movement. Cesar brings a unique and varied government and political background that extends to the three branches of our government including experience in Congress, Kings County’s District Attorney Office, and the New York State Supreme Court. However, the opportunity to work with exceptional political and community activists is what brings real vigor to his experience. Cesar graduated with honors from the philosophy program at St. Francis College. A recent law school graduate, Cesar Vargas, quickly learned that his commitment to serve his community reaches far beyond the courtroom as he fights for others like him to be admitted as licensed lawyers. From New York to Washington D.C, he has actively been involved in the fight for the DREAM Act and immigration reform. In fact, he was one of the leading advocate during the 2010 lame duck session to push for the DREAM Act. Cesar was also the original drafter and advocate of a novel piece of legislation in New York State.


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