UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL
Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Instructor, Legal Research and Writing
Member, Student-Faculty Sexual Harassment Committee
Research Assistant, Professor Regina Austin
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, New Jersey
B.A., 1985 Religion
Student Teacher, Teacher Training Program
Semifinalist, N.J. Distinguished Young Teacher Award
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -ACADEMIC
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE OF LAW
DEAN BRIAN BROMBERGER DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF LAW
PROFESSOR OF LAW
August 1, 2015-December 2019
Courses: Lawyering I and II, Family Law Seminar, Immigration Law, Immigration Law Seminar, Diversity in the Legal Profession, Street Law, Law Journal Practicum, Comparative Immigration Law, Diversity and the Law (Undergraduate Honors Course), Labor at the Crossroads of Immigration and Human Rights: A Legal Perspective, Women, Diversity and the Law (Undergraduate Honors Course), Ignatian Honors Colloquium (Undergraduate Honors Course).
Fall 2020 Online additional teaching: Taught a module for the College of Law Master’s Program Course Introduction to Law, Analysis and the Legal System. Guest lecturer for Interfaith Undergraduate Honors Course.
DIRECTOR, LL.M. PROGRAMS
August 1, 2016- June 2019
Oversaw and implemented of all aspects of LL.M students’ experience, from admission to academics to career placement. Supervised staff member and acted as liaison with university regarding all aspects of international LL.M students’ attendance at the College of Law.
DEAN & JUDGE ADRIAN G. DUPLANTIER PROFESSOR OF LAW
June 2011 – July 2015
Promoted and increased academic excellence throughout the College, led and supported the faculty and staff to strengthen the College, guided efforts to integrate experiential learning and practice readiness into all aspects of the College mission, worked actively with donors to secure support, and helped to advance overall excellence and distinction. Responsible for all College of Law admissions, financial aid, student life, career development, law library, international programs, information technology and alumni affairs. Assisted university leaders with Board of Trustees activities and other external relations events. Mentored undergraduate students in the Honors program and acted as faculty advisor for Catholic law student group. Selected to represent Loyola University in the American Jesuit College and University Association Ignatian Colleagues leadership program.
- The College of Law created and adopted a strategic plan, done in consultation with the faculty and staff.
- The College of Law started two new summer abroad law programs in Greece and Panama.
- Loyola signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mexican government. It resulted in tuition scholarships for Mexican law students.
- The College of Law’s bar passage rate reached the #2 rank in the state.
- The College of Law was invited and admitted to Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Consortium, a national initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.
- The American Bar Association awarded the College of Law a Catalyst grant to fund a pro bono incubator program. Loyola was one of only two law schools selected nationwide.
- The College of Law celebrated a successful Centennial year. This celebration included the unveiling of a statue outside the law school, the publication of a centennial law school history book, and its accompanying video.
- The College of Law achieved 100% giving in its stakeholder groups: alumni board, visiting committee, and ordinary faculty.
Other Law Lecturing:
- Family Law in the U.S., National Public Service University, Budapest, Hungary, November 2019.
- Immigration Law and Gender Equality, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, November 2017
OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE,
Summer Principals Academy, New Orleans, LA
Adjunct Faculty Member- 2014-present
Course: Ethical and Legal Issues in Educational Leadership
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF LAW,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Visiting Professor of Law – January 2019, November 2016, October 2014
Course: Diversity in the Legal Profession (taught in Spanish)
INDIANA UNIVERSITY MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW, Indianapolis, Indiana
Professor of Law – 2008 – 2011
Associate Professor of Law, 2006 – 2008
Assistant Professor of Law, 2002 – 2006
Co-Director, Latin American Summer Law Program 2004-2008
Courses: Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Rights of Non-citizens/Aliens, Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Race and the Law, Trusts and Estates, Women and the Law.
Other Law Teaching and Lecturing:
Immigration Law and the Rights of Non-citizens, Indiana Graduate Judges Program, Nashville, Indiana. June 2011, June 2009
Resident Professor, Chinese Summer Law Program, Indiana University School of Law – Renmin University Law School, May – June 2010
Criminal Law, Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO), Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, June-July, 2009
Derecho de Inmigración en los EEUU, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Masters in International Relations Program, Madrid, Spain, May 2007
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF LAW, Columbia, Missouri
Lecturer in Advocacy and Research, 1999 – 2002
Courses: Legal Research and Writing, Advocacy and Research, Family Law, Pretrial Litigation.
Faculty Advisor, Missouri Environmental Law, and Policy Review. Supervisor, Student Advanced Research Papers in Immigration Law.
LAW PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
LEGAL AID OF CENTRAL TEXAS Austin, Texas
Family Law Team Leader and Staff Attorney 1997 – 1999 -Represented low income clients in family and immigration law cases. -Supervised staff of over ten employees including attorneys, legal assistants, social worker and legal interns.
WOMEN’S ADVOCACY PROJECT Austin, Texas
Director, Family Violence Legal Line and Staff Attorney 1996 – 1997
-Oversaw operation of nonprofit legal hotline for battered women.
-Assisted in the operation of a statewide low-income client legal hotline.
-Fundraised and drafted state and federal grant applications.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO San Juan, Puerto Rico
Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division 1995 – 1996 -Handled all aspects of prosecution of federal offenses, including immigration and environmental crimes, from grand jury indictments, pretrial motions, to jury trials and post-conviction appeals.
United States v. Santana, 703 F.3d 1253 (1ST. Cir. 1995)
United States v. Baez Ortega, 906 F. Supp. 740 (D.P.R. 1996)
United States v. Cifuentes Riascos, 895 F. Supp. 21 (D. P. R. 1995)
COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL San Juan, Puerto Rico
Special Assistant to the Attorney General and Environmental Unit
1990 – December 1994
-Advised the Attorney General of Puerto Rico on litigation matters, contracts, environmental policy legislation, as well as criminal justice programs.
-Supervised and performed the work of the Environmental Unit and its outside counsel which handled complex environmental litigation.
-Represented the Attorney General at executive policy and planning meetings with Commonwealth, federal and other law enforcement agencies.
Texaco Puerto Rico v. Mojica Maldonado, 862 F. Supp. 692 (D.P.R.1994).
MCCONNELL, VALDES San Juan, Puerto Rico
Associate, Corporate Department January – December 1990
-Assisted major corporate clients in various facets of environmental compliance: obtaining permits, negotiating notices of violation, aqueduct/sewer surcharges, and others.
PEPPER, HAMILTON & SCHEETZ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Associate, Litigation Department 1989 – 1990
-Practice included preparation of motions, research, and writing in the areas of insurance, environmental and toxic torts law.
O’MELVENY & MYERS Los Angeles, California
Summer Associate Summer 1988
-Practice included research and writing in the areas of corporate, labor, and employment law.
PHILADELPHIA COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, PRETRIAL DIVISION Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bail Interviewer Summer 1987
-Prepared bail recommendations for defendants based on local judicial guidelines.
PERSISTENT INEQUALITY: CONTEMPORARY REALITIES IN THE EDUCATION OF UNDOCUMENTED LATINO/A CHILDREN (with Gerardo R. López) Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group (2009)
Latino and Latina Lawyers in the United States: What has happened to our crops? in LAW PROFESSOR AND ACCIDENTAL HISTORIAN: THE SCHOLARSHIP OF MICHAEL OLIVAS, (with John Trasvina,) Ediberto Roman, ed . (Carolina Academic Press 2017)
Undocumented Immigration Policy in Alabama, in THE CRIMINALIZATION OF IMMIGRATION: CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES, Alissa Ackerman, ed. (Carolina Academic Press 2014)
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
A Tale of Two Families: A Tribute to Kathryn Venturatos Lorio, 65
LOYOLA L. REV. 1 (2021)
No Hablamos Habeas: How Incarcerated Defendants Struggle with Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Language Access Claims, 56 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 102 (2016) (with Jessica Salafia)
The Quest for Immigration Reform in 2013: An Essay on the Senate’s Bipartisan Plan, Interest Convergence and Political Realities, 17 HARVARD LATINO L. REV 121 (2014) (with Natasha Lacoste)
The ICLEO Mentoring Legacy of Chief Justice Randall Shepard: A Brief Essay, 48 VALPARAISO L. REV. 1 (2014)
Introduction to the 2013 Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Public Interest Service Awards, 14 LOYOLA J. PUB. INT. L. 443 (2013)
Women Leaders in the Areas of Higher Education, the Legal Profession and Corporate Boards: Continued Challenges and Opportunities in the United States, 9 SOCIO LEGAL L. REV. 60 (2013) (with Natasha Lacoste).
An Essay Examining the Murder of Luis Ramirez and the Emergence of Hate Crimes Against Latino Immigrants in the United States, 44 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 155 (2012).
Reflections About Legal Education and Justice from the Perspective of a Latina Law School Dean, 48 CAL. W. L. REV. 431 (2012).
The Prospects and Challenges of Educational Reform for Latino Undocumented Children: An Essay Examining Alabama’s H.B. 56 and Other State Immigration Measures, 6 F.I.U.L. REV. 231 (2011) (with Diomedes J. Tsitouras and Pierce C. Azuma)
What Nations Are Doing About Immigrant Workers in Downturn Economies: Examining and Comparing the Recent Treatment of Immigrant Workers in the United States and Spain, 1 NOTRE DAME J. INT’L. COMP. & IN’TL. HUM. RIGHTS L. J. 80 (2011)
Immigration Law Spanish- Style II: A Study of Spain’s Voluntary Immigrant Return Plan and Circular Migration, 24 TEMPLE INT’L. & COMP. L. J. 79 (2011) (with Roxana Davis)
Flatlining: How the Reluctance to Embrace Immigrant Nurses is Mortally Wounding the U.S. Healthcare System, 12 J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL’Y 235 (2009) (with Diomedes J. Tsitouras)
From the Border to the Schoolhouse Gate: Alternative Arguments for Extending Primary Education to Undocumented Alien Children, 13 HOFSTRA L. REV. 1243 (2008) (with Diomedes J. Tsitouras)
A Tale of Two Systems: Analyzing the Treatment of Noncitizen Families: in State Family Law Systems and Under the Immigration Law System, 11 HARVARD LATINO L. REV. 229 (2008)
The Future of Women in the Legal Profession: Recognizing the Challenges Ahead by Reviewing Current Trends, 14 HASTINGS WOMEN’S L.J. 53 (2008)
Perspectiva sobre situación precaria del trabajador indocumentado en los Estados Unidos y posibles soluciones en el derecho internacional público, 15 REV. DER. MIGRATORIO Y EXTRANJERÍA 61 (2007)
Immigration Law Spanish Style: A Study of Spain’s Regularización of Undocumented Workers, 22 GEO. IMM. L. J. 571 (2007)
“The Intersection of Immigration Law and Civil Rights Law: Noncitizen Workers and the Human Rights Paradigm,” 44 BRAND. L. J.611 (2006) reprinted in 29 IMMIGR. & NAT’LY L. REV. 279 (2007)
The Education of Latino Undocumented Children: Reflections on Plyler v. Doe and Beyond, 35 SETON HALL L. REV. 1373 (2005)
The Place of the Undocumented Worker in the United States Legal System after Hoffman Plastics: A Comparative Assessment, 15 IND. INT’L & COMP L. J. 301 (2005)
More Than a License to Drive: State Regulation of Driver’s License Use by Non-U.S. Citizens, 29 S. ILL. U. L. J. 91 (2004)
The Phoenix Rises from El Cenizo: A Community Creates and Affirms Its Latino/a Border Cultural Citizenship through Language and Safe Haven Ordinances, 78 DENV. U.L. REV. 1017 (2001)
PRESUMED INCOMPETENT: Important Lessons for University Leaders on the Professional Lives of Women Faculty of Color, 29 BERKELEY J. OF GENDER, L. & JUST. 388(2014) (with Kevin R. Johnson)
Self Portrait of the Puerto Rican Jurist: A Life of Hard Work: Book Review of MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor, XLVII U.I.P.R. L. REV. 5 (2013) (in English and Spanish)
Crisis Meets Reality: Review of OPENING THE FLOODGATES: WHY AMERICA NEEDS TO RETHINK ITS BORDERS AND IMMIGRATION LAWS, 61 S.M.U. L. REV. 191 (2008) (with Karen E. Bravo)
The Huddled Masses Myth: Immigration and Civil Rights, 32 AZTLAN 217 (2007)
“Juan Cartagena” in LATINOS IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATINOS AS VOTERS, CANDIDATES, AND OFFICE HOLDERS, (ABC-CLIO, Jessica Lavariega Monforti, ed. 2018)
“Latino Justice//Puerto Rican Legal Education and Defense Fund” in LATINOS IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATINOS AS VOTERS, CANDIDATES, AND OFFICE HOLDERS, (ABCCLIO, Jessica Lavariega Monforti, ed. 2018)
“Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia” in LATINOS IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATINOS AS VOTERS, CANDIDATES, AND OFFICE HOLDERS, (ABC-CLIO, Jessica Lavariega Monforti, ed. 2018)
“Anthony Romero” in LATINOS IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LATINOS AS VOTERS, CANDIDATES, AND OFFICE HOLDERS, (ABC-CLIO, Jessica Lavariega Monforti, ed. 2018)
“Women Attorneys” in The MULTIMEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN IN TODAY’S WORLD, SAGE (Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, J. Geoffrey Golson eds. 2011)
“Family and Community” in LATINOS AND LATINAS IN U.S. HISTORY AND CULTURE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, (David Leonard, ed. 2010)
“Puerto Ricans” in LATINOS AND LATINAS IN U.S. HISTORY AND CULTURE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, (David Leonard, ed. 2010)
“Family Unity for Non-citizens” in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES (Paul Finkelman, ed. 2006)
“Non-citizens and the Franchise” in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES (Paul Finkelman, ed. 2006)
SELECTED OTHER PUBLICATIONS
We Need a Humanitarian Solution in Del Rio, NEWSWEEK, September 28, 2021.
INSIGHT: Trump Bemoans a DACA decision he should celebrate, BLOOMBERG LAW, THE U.S. LAW WEEK, June 30, 2020 (with Richard Middleton and Ediberto Roman)
The U.S. Constitution Extends Protection to Immigrants, Opinion Editorial, INDIANAPOLIS STAR , September 17, 2010
La situación precaria del trabajador indocumentado en los Estados Unidos luego de Hoffman Plastic Compounds, la perspectiva desde el derecho internacional público, APORTES SOBRE LA INTEGRACION LATINOAMERICANA (2004)
No Hablo Español: Now What? Can You Have a Spanish-Speaking Only Client? in REPRESENTING THE LATINO CLIENT, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2004)
Immigration Law Basics in REPRESENTING NON-U.S. CITIZENS IN CRIMINAL AND FAMILY COURT, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2003)
Legislative Changes in Family Violence Law, LAWLINE (Spring 1997)
Marriage Fraud Prosecutions in Puerto Rico, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY BULLETIN (Spring 1996)
“Presumed Incompetent II: Latina Law Deans: Culture as Strength and Barrier,” LatCrit 2021, University of Denver Law School, online, October 2021 (panel speaker)
“From the Dirty Dozen to a Critical Mass: Building a Latinx Legal Scholar Pipeline Now and Tomorrow,” LatCrit 2019, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, October 2019 (panel speaker)
“Latino Trailblazers,” Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September 2019 (plenary session speaker)
“Legal, Ethics, and Policy Aspects of Undocumented Lawyers,” CLI Annual Summit, Denver, CO, July 2019. (speaker)
“Diversity and Inclusion Inside and Outside the Classroom,” AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers, Washington, DC, June 2019. (panelist)
“Bienvenidos and his legacy,” Professor Michael Olivas Retirement Event, AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA January 2019. (panelist)
“Avoiding Bias.” Audubon Charter School, New Orleans, LA, August 2018. (cofacilitator)
“Immigration, DACA, and Puerto Rico” Rowland Hall School, Salt Lake City UT, November 2017. (keynote speaker)
“My Undergraduate Experience” Adelante Tigres Conference, Princeton University, Princeton NJ March 2017. (keynote speaker)
“Global Implications of Proposed Changes to U.S. Immigration Policies” Society of Adolescent Health Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 2017. (plenary speaker)
“We’re in This Together: Building a Culture of High Expectations” Law School Admissions Council HACU, HBCU, and Tribal College Prelaw Advisor Workshop, New Orleans, LA, January 2016. (closing plenary speaker)
“Dialogues on Inclusion: CLE in Honor of Judge Ivan Lemelle” Federal Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, June 2015. (panelist)
“Diversity in Law Schools: A Conversation,” University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Rio Piedras, P.R. October 2014. (keynote speaker)
“Work/Life Balance” INFOSYS Corporation, Pune India October 2014. (keynote speaker)
“Global Aspects of Women in the Legal Profession,” Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Law, Pune, India, October 2014. (keynote speaker)
“Women in the Legal Profession,” University of Pune School of Law, Pune, India, October 2014. (keynote speaker)
“The United States Constitution and Its Equality Guarantee,” Constitution Day Naturalization Ceremony, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, September 2014. (keynote speaker)
“The Future of Latinos in Higher Education: Affirmative Action after Schuette and Fisher” Hispanic National Bar Annual Convention, Washington, DC, September 2014. (panelist)
“The Future of Law School” Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Destin, FL, June 2014. (panelist)
“El Pasado, El Presente y El Futuro en la Profesion Legal,” Universidad Latina, Panama City, Panama, November 2013. (keynote speaker)
“The Future of Legal Education,” National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2013. (panelist)
“Diversity in the Legal Profession,” ABA Section on Real Estate Property, Trust and Estate Law Fall Leadership Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2013. (keynote speaker)
“How to participate in the struggles of those who are not us,” Jerome Culp Lecture, 2013 Latcrit Biennial Conference, October 2013. (keynote speaker)
“Latinos in the Legal Profession,” Latino Law Day, Pace University, NY, NY, October 2013. ( keynote speaker)
“A Profile of Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” United States Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, LA, October 2013. (keynote speaker)
“Immigration Law and Immigrants’ Rights for the Appellate Judiciary,” Florida Judicial District Court of Appeal Conference, Ft. Myers, FL, September 2013. (plenary speaker)
“The Future of Legal Education,” Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, Fort Worth, TX, May 2013. (panel organizer)
“The Mentoring Legacy of Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, “ Valparaiso Law School, Valparaiso, IN, April 2013. (panelist)
“Presumed Incompetent Symposium: The Intersection of Race and Gender for Women in Academia” U.C. Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, CA, March 2013. (panelist)
“The Civil Rights Consequences of State and Local Responses to Immigration and Immigrants,” Joint Immigration and Civil Rights Panel, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2013. (panelist)
“Latinos, Immigration and Immigrant Rights,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, LA, October 2012.(keynote speaker)
“Voting Rights and Latinos” Biever Lecture, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, September 2012 (panelist)
“Is the Legal Education Bubble Bursting?” Pre-Law Advisors National Council National Conference plenary panel, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2012. (panelist).
“Reflections of the First Year of a Law Dean” ABA New Dean’s Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY, June 2012. (co-keynote speaker)
“Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession,” Drug and Medical Devices Seminar, New Orleans, LA May 2012. (keynote speaker)
“The Prospects and Challenges of Educational Reform for Latino Undocumented Children” U.C. Davis School of Law, March 2012.
“Challenges and Opportunities in the Legal Profession in 2012,” 70th Annual Banquet of the Louisiana Law Institute, New Orleans, LA March 2012. (keynote speaker)
“Latina Law Deans Roundtable” Latcrit XVI, San Diego, CA, October 2011.
“Undocumented Law Students,” Law School Admissions Council Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, Hollywood, CA, June 2011. (panelist)
“Immigrants in Downturn Economies under U.S. and Spanish Law” Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN, February 2011. (panelist)
“Law School Diversity in a Post-Racial World,” Presidential Panel, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2011. (panelist)
“Immigration Law: Spanish Style Part II: A Study of Spain’s Plan de Retorno Voluntario,” Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, N.Y, July 2009. (panelist)
“Critical Race Theory and Undocumented Latina/o Students: Where Immigration Meets Education,” University of Iowa School of Law, Iowa City, IA, April 2009. (panelist)
“Hiring, Retaining and Promoting Law Professors of Color,” American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. January 2009. (panelist)
“Best Practices for the Recruitment of Minority Law Professors,” American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y. January 2008. (panelist)
“Examining Potential Dangers of the Law in the School House: Critical Implications for Undocumented Students Regarding Immigration School Raids,” in Immigration, Minorities, Multiculturalism and Democracy Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 2007. (panelist)
“Seeing Through Other Eyes: Teaching and Experiencing Diversity in an Interdisciplinary Manner in the Higher Education Curriculum,” Latcrit XII Conference, Miami, FL, October 2007. (with Karen E. Bravo)
“The Future of Women in the Legal Profession: Recognizing the Concerns and the Challenges Ahead by Reviewing Current Trends,” Indiana Supreme Court Race and Gender Fairness Commission, Indianapolis, IN, October 2006.
“Does the U.S. Constitution Apply to Non-citizens?” My Daily Constitution Café, (bilingual Spanish-English presentation) Indianapolis, IN, September 2006.
“Undocumented Workers in the U.S. and Spain: The Quest for Freedom, Justice, and Equality,” Too Pure an Air Justice, and Equality Conference, Gloucester, U.K., June 2006. (panelist)
“Undocumented Immigrant Access to Services after September 11th” in Access and Invisibility: Undocumented Immigrants in America, New York University School of Law, March 2006. (panelist)
“The Rights of the Undocumented Worker: A Case Study in Teaching and Researching Law in Civil and Common Law Countries,” Colegio De Abogados, La Plata, Argentina, June 2005.
“Mediation with Different Cultures and Diversity: Conducting Mediation in a Diverse Group,” Dispute Resolution Colloquium, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, Indianapolis, IN, October 2004.
“La internacionalización de la lucha del trabajador indocumentado en los Estados Unidos” Conference on Latin American Economic Integration, Florianópolis, Brazil, October 2003. (panelist)
“Aspects of Latino Culture and Working with Hispanic Families and Abused Teens: A Guide for Practitioners, in Maltreatment and Adolescent Parenting Program,” national video-conference, sponsored by University of Missouri Columbia, August 2002. (panelist)
“Barriers to Full Latino Civic Participation and other Civil Rights Concerns: the Driver’s License and Language Law Experience in Missouri.” LatCrit VII, University of Oregon School of Law, Portland, OR, May 2002. (panelist)
SELECTED MEDIA INTERVIEWS
“Fifteen Undocumented Workers Arrested” WWL Channel 4, New Orleans, LA, Interview 10:00 PM News, August 19, 2019
“What is an Executive Order?” WLAE, New Orleans, LA, Interview 10:00 PM News, January 30, 2017,
“Diversity in the Legal Profession,” Power of Attorney TV Show, New Orleans, LA, Interview by Attorney John Redmann, December 17, 2013
De Todo Un Poco, Cox Cable Channel 4 New Orleans, LA, Interview by Attorney John Redmann, December 9, 2013
New Orleans Living Magazine, “Quest for Equality,” November 2013
Radio Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Canas, El Salvador, Interview “Reforma Migratoria,” February 8. 2013
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, “Why I Moved: A Law Dean’s
Quest for a Warmer Community Leads to New Orleans,” October 9, 2011
USA TODAY, “Fate of New Immigration Laws Still in Play,” July 27, 2010
NATIONAL JURIST, “Disappearing Act,” March 2008
ABA STUDENT LAWYER MAGAZINE, “Hot Practice: Get Experience Early in the Booming Area of Immigration Law,” November 2007
INDIANA LAWYER, “Women in the Legal Profession,” April 2007
- Louisiana State Bar, Access to Justice Fellow, 2020
- Gillis Long Public Interest Law Award, 2019
- Corresponding Academic, Puerto Rican Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, 2014
- New Orleans CityBusiness, Woman of the Year, 2013
- National Diversity Council, Louisiana Most Powerful and Influential Woman, 2012, 2011
- National Latino Law Students Excellence in Leadership Award, 2011
- Indiana Supreme Court, Special Recognition Award, 2011
- IUPUI Latino Students Sigueme Award, 2011
- Faculty Leadership Award, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, 2011
- Hispanic Law Society, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Faculty Recognition Award, 2010
- Recipient, Diversity in Practice Award, INDIANA LAWYER, 2008
- Recipient, Rabb Emison Award, Indiana State Bar Association, 2007
- Summer Research Fellowship, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, 2002 – 2009
- Grimes Fellowship, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis 2007
- Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Dean’s Fellow, 2005 – 2007
- Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2006
- IUPUI Outstanding Woman Full-Time Faculty Member, Nominee 2006, 2008
- Special Recognition Award, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, 2004
- Hispanic Law Society, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Award 2004 (In recognition of commitment to students and loyal support of the Hispanic Law Society)
- Hooder, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis Commencement, March 2004 (Student-selected)
- University of Missouri – Columbia, Faculty Performance Shares,2000- 2001
- Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Award for Contribution to Minority Community, 1999
- Appreciation Award, 470th Operations Support Squadron, Langley AFB, 1993
- Hispanic Bar of Pennsylvania, Service Award, 1990
- New Orleans Public Schools, Facilities Renaming Committee, 2021-
- Member, Louisiana Supreme Court Office of Language Access, Language Access Stakeholder Committee, 2019-present
- President, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana, 2015-2016; 2018 – present
- ABA Law School Accreditation Team Member, Spring 2016, 2014
- Board Member, AALS Civil Rights Section, 2014-2016
- Annual Meeting Co-Chair, Board Member, Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society 2012- 2015
- Member, AALS Committee of Libraries and Technology, Presidential appointment, January 2013-2015
- Member, Latino Affairs Subcommittee, Diversity Committee, Law School Admissions Council, 2012-2015
- Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Diversity Committee, 2011 – present
- Elected Member, American Law Institute, 2010 – present
- Member, Editorial Board, National Conference of Bar Examiners, 2010 – 2012
- Secretary, Indiana State Board of Law Examiners, 2009 – 2011
- Member, Indiana State Board of Law Examiners, 2007 – 2008
- Member, Immigration Law Teachers Workshop Organizing Committee, 2006-7
- Chair, Co-Chair, Immigration Committee, American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2005- 2008
- Member, CALI Editorial Board, 2005 – 2011
- Board Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Women’s Division, 2005
- Member, Steering Committee, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, 2004
- Member, Indiana Court Interpreter Advisory Board, Indiana Supreme Court Race and Gender Fairness Commission, 2003 – 2011
- Member, Organizing Committee for Indianapolis Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, 2003
- Member, Latino Affairs Committee, Indiana State Bar Association, 2003 – 2011
- Member, Indiana Access to Higher Education Working Group, 2003 – 2006
- Consultant, U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 1999
UNIVERSITY SERVICE (AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY)
- Member, Fringe Benefits Committee, 2020-
- Member, Diversity Committee, 2018-19
- Member, Mission and Ministry Magis Committee, 2017-19
- Member, Provost Council, 2011-2015
- Member, Faculty Handbook Committee, 2011-2015
- Member, University Budget Committee, 2013-2015
- Strategic Planning Committee, 2012-2013
UNIVERSITY SERVICE (AT INDIANA MCKINNEY)
- Member, Steering Committee, IUPUI Latino Faculty and Staff Council, 2003 – 2011
- Member, IUPUI Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee, 2007-2008
- Member, IUPUI Diversity Officer Design Committee, 2007
- Member, IUPUI Mexico Interest Group, 2006-2011
- Faculty Advisor, IUPUI Latino Student Association, 2006 – 2007.
- Member, IUPUI Diversity Awareness Resource Team, 2003 – 2004
LAW SCHOOL SERVICE (LOYOLA)
- Member, Admissions Committee, 2021-present
- Member, Petitions and Readmissions Committee, 2019-2021
- Member, Budget and Strategic Planning Committee, 2019-present
- Member, Faculty Appointments Committee 2018-2020
- Chair, Recycling Committee, 2011-2013
- Chair, Ad Hoc Rankings Committee, 2011-2013
LAW SCHOOL SERVICE (INDIANA MCKINNEY)
- Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, 2010
- Member (elected), Executive Committee, 2008-2011
- Chair, Admissions Committee, 2008-2010
- Member, Admissions Committee, 2007-2008
- Member, Law School Constitution Committee, 2007-2009
- Chair, Law School Diversity Council, 2006 – 2011
- Member, Law School Library Committee, 2007
- Member, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Decanal Search Committee, 2006 – 2007
- Member, Curriculum Committee, 2005 – 2006
- Member, Board of Directors, Center for International and Comparative Law, 2004 – 2011
- Member, Colloquium Committee, 2004 – 2005
- Member, Faculty Appointments Committee, 2003 – 2004
- Faculty Advisor, Hispanic Law Society, 2002 – 2005; 2008-2011
BOARD MEMBERSHIPS & OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE
- Princeton University Association of Latino Alumni, Elected Board Member, 2020-present
- Loyola University Women’s Leadership Program Mentor, 2020-present
- Dillard University Prelaw Mentor, 2019-present
- Anti -Defamation League, No Place for Hate Facilitator, 2015-present
- Metropolitan Crime Commission Board Member, New Orleans, 2014-16
- New Orleans Opera Board Member, 2013-2016
- Puentes New Orleans, Board Member, 2013-2016
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Puerto Rico
- United States District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court -District of Puerto Rico
- United States District Court -Western District of Texas
- Hispanic Lawyers of Louisiana Association, President
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
- State Bar of Texas
- Certified Spanish Court Interpreter, Missouri, 2000 – 2002
- Licensed N.J. Middle School Science Teacher, 1985-1986