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Justice Edward L. Chávez, New Mexico Supreme Court !Reconociendo El Pasado, Reclamando El Futuro! 20 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 205 (2010) Thank you for the kind introduction and for the invitation to share with you my thoughts about our profession and the virtues that will open doors to a career in the judiciary. When Deanza Valencia Sapien invited me to speak to the National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA), I was excited and honored, especially because of the theme:... 2010  
  2009 Harvard Latino Law and Policy Conference Building Bridges: Connecting the Us and Latin America 13 Harvard Latino Law Review 127 (Spring 2010) Moderator: It really is a pleasure to be here this afternoon because we've got a great line up of speakers with us and some really timely issues to talk about as they relate both to the U.S. and Latin America. This afternoon's panel is titled The 2009 Summit of the Americas and What it Means for Latin America and the panelists here will be speaking... 2010 Yes
Christopher F. Bagnato Change Is Needed: How Latinos Are Affected by the Process of Jury Selection 29 Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review 59 (2010) Latinos have long been a part of the United States. Yet, only until recently have Latinos held an increasingly meaningful voice in the American public discourse. It is estimated that by the year 2050, nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Latino. Accordingly, as their numbers increase, issues that affect Latinos will begin to gain more... 2010 Yes
Amy Jo Coffey , Amy Kristin Sanders Defining a Product Market for Spanish-language Broadcast Media: Lessons from United States V. Univision Communications, Inc. and Hispanic Broadcasting 15 Communication Law and Policy 55 (Winter, 2010) In 2003, a media merger with dramatic content and policy implications went largely unnoticed. Little attention was paid to the transaction because it did not affect the majority; it affected the largest minority population in the United States: Hispanics. Although up to 65% of Hispanics prefer Spanish-language media, most broadcast media now come... 2010 Yes
Leah Schmalzbauer Disruptions, Dislocations, and Inequalities: Transnational Latino/a Families Surviving the Global Economy 88 North Carolina Law Review 1857 (June, 2010) This Article draws on field research with Honduran and Mexican transnational families and the transnational family literature to explore how global inequality is influencing gender and class relations within poor migrant families. This Article begins with an overview of the relationship between globalization, Latino/a migration, and transnational... 2010 Yes
Seth S. Andersen Diversity on the Bench: Is the 'Wise Latina' a Myth? 93 Judicature 208 (March-April 2010) I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life. --Then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2001. Judge Delissa Ridgway, Chair of the National... 2010 Yes
Martin Saavedra Engaged Intellectuals: Comments on the Crisis of the Latina/o Public Intellectual 18 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law 811 (2010) I. Introduction. 811 II. What Public Sphere(s)?. 812 III. Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism: The Possibility of a Latina/o Public Intellectual. 815 IV. Intellectuals from Below. 819 V. Conclusion. 822 2010 Yes
Debra Duncan Hispanic Attorneys Committee to Sponsor Heritage Celebration Oct. 14 12 No. 21 Lawyers Journal 4 (October 8, 2010) The Allegheny County Bar Association Hispanic Attorneys Committee will sponsor its annual Hispanic Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at the Rivers Club in One Oxford Centre. This is the fifth annual celebration sponsored by the Hispanic Attorneys Committee. It will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will include hors d'oeuvres and... 2010 Yes
Jill L. Cruz , Melinda S. Molina Hispanic National Bar Association Commission on Latinas in the Legal Profession National Study on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession Few and Far Between: the Reality of Latina Lawyers 37 Pepperdine Law Review 971 (March 1, 2010) I. Introduction II. Study Methodology A. Study Overview B. Focus Group Research Methods 1. Overview 2. Recruitment of Participants 3. Data Collection and Analysis C. Survey Research Methods 1. Overview 2. Sampling and Procedures 3. Survey Questionnaire D. Study Limitations III. Profile of Latinas in the Legal Profession A. Demographic Profile of... 2010 Yes
Originally Published by the Hispanic National Bar Association , Jill Lynch Cruz , Melinda S. Molina , Jenny Rivera Hispanic National Bar Association Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession Study on Latina Attorneys in the Public Interest Sector La Voz De La Abogada Latina: Challenges and Rewards in Serving the Public Interest 14 CUNY Law Review 147 (Winter 2010) I. Introduction. 150 II. Study Methodology. 153 A. Study Overview. 153 B. Focus Group Research Methodology. 154 C. Survey Methodology. 154 D. Study Limitations. 155 E. Study Researchers and Co-Authors. 156 III. Study Participants' Background and Status. 157 A. Overview of Public Interest Sector Attorneys. 157 B. Study Participants' Demographic... 2010 Yes
L. Darnell Weeden It Is Discriminatory for Arizona or Society to Engage in the Anti-immigration Practice of Profiling Hispanics for Speaking Spanish 12 Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law 109 (Fall 2010) This article addresses whether it is a discriminatory practice for Arizona or society to engage in the practice of profiling Hispanics for speaking Spanish. It first looks at whether the United States Constitution allows Arizona to implement an anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070, that creates a presumption that speaking Spanish by a person Hispanic in... 2010 Yes
Alina M. Perez , Kathy L. Cerminara La Caja De Pandora: Improving Access to Hospice Care among Hispanic and African-american Patients 10 Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy 255 (Spring 2010) It has been said that end-of-life medical treatment options represent the ultimate Pandora's Box. This metaphor depicts the process most patients face upon learning they are facing terminal illnesses. Many patients, when first learning about their diagnoses and prognoses, will seek more information about the illness and try every available... 2010 Yes
Marc-Tizoc González Latina/o (Public/legal) Intellectuals, Social Crises, and Contemporary Social Movements 18 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law 787 (2010) I. Introduction. 787 II. Historicizing Inquiries About Latina/o Intellectuals. 789 A. Agents, Actors, and Subjects of History. 791 B. Gente de corazón - activistas y intelectuales. 794 1. Latina Labor Leaders. 795 2. Latino Journalists. 797 III. Conclusion. 799 2010 Yes
Beth Caldwell Latinas' Experiences in Relation to Gangs: Intersectionality of Race, Class, Gender, and the State 2 Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives 19 (Spring, 2010) Women involved with gangs face gender bias and oppression at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels: within themselves and their families, within the gang subculture, at the community level, and through the state, as enacted by the law and its systems of enforcement. Gang-involved women face multiple experiences of victimization that occur within these... 2010 Yes
Augustina H. Reyes Latino Children: U.s. Disaster and Educational Transformation 10 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 53 (Fall 2010) Children comprise nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population. They represent the promise of our nation. We are confident most Americans in the face of a disaster would place the lives and well-being of children above all else. Yet it is sobering to inform you that when it comes to disaster planning and management across our great nation, children are... 2010 Yes
Andrew W. Bribriesco Latino/a Plaintiffs and the Intersection of Stereotypes, Unconscious Bias, Race-neutral Policies, and Personal Injury 13 Journal of Gender, Race and Justice 373 (Winter 2010) A man is driving down the street in his pickup truck. He is on his way to work. For twenty years, the man has taken the same route to the factory--he passes two large intersections on Highway One and turns right on Riverside Drive. While crossing the second intersection, another car fails to stop at the red light and crashes into the side of the... 2010 Yes
Melissa R. Michelson, Ph.D. Majority-latino Districts and Latino Political Power 5 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy 159 (2010) The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) was aimed at ensuring that all citizens, and in particular African Americans, have equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Initial enforcement focused on eliminating tools of Black disenfranchisement that had developed over the previous century: grandfather clauses, literacy tests, poll taxes,... 2010 Yes
Leticia M. Saucedo , Maria Cristina Morales Masculinities Narratives and Latino Immigrant Workers: a Case Study of the Las Vegas Residential Construction Trades 33 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 625 (Summer 2010) Introduction. 625 I. The Development of Brown-Collar Construction Work in Las Vegas. 628 A. The Study. 628 B. The Independent Contractor Arrangement. 629 C. Piece Rate Wages. 631 D. Safety Conditions. 633 II. Masculinities Operating in the Residential Construction Industry. 634 A. Masculinities Theory in General. 635 B. The Brown-Collar Worker... 2010 Yes
Stephen N. Zack Minority Report 96-OCT ABA Journal 8 (October, 2010) in september 1968, congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. Today we devote a month to celebrating the contributions of Hispanic-Americans to this country, including their contributions to the law. Yet we know that their potential to enrich our profession has not been realized. Although... 2010  
Kristi L. Bowman Pursuing Educational Opportunities for Latino/a Students 88 North Carolina Law Review 911 (March, 2010) The number and percentage of Latino/a students in U.S. public schools continue to grow rapidly, yet the literature lacks a comprehensive analysis of how existing law can be used to advocate for these students' interests. This Article first lays the sociolegal foundation necessary to contextualize such an analysis. Then, it aims to provide such an... 2010 Yes
Ronald Jay Coleman , Lucy Panza Reactions 2 Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives 49 (Spring, 2010) Beth Caldwell's Latinas' Experiences in Relation to Gangs rightly identifies the lack of participation in traditional social institutions and the resulting internalized disempowerment as root causes of gang participation among Latinas. However, in my opinion the author goes too far when she suggests that this lack of participation and... 2010  
Michael A. Olivas Review Essay--the Arc of Triumph and the Agony of Defeat; Mexican Americans and the Law 60 Journal of Legal Education 354 (November, 2010) Richard R. Valencia, Chicano Students and the Courts: The Mexican American Legal Struggle for Educational Equality, New York: NYU Press, 2008, pp. 480, $25.00. Philippa Strum, Mendez v. Westminster: School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2010, pp. 192, cloth $34.95, paper $16.95. Ignacio M. Garcia,... 2010  
Erika G. Litvak Selected Update on Tax Information Exchange Agreements in Latina America 16 Law & Business Review of the Americas 335 (Spring 2010) IN 1597, Francis Bacon wrote that knowledge is power. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could not agree more with that statement after 2009. After a successful Voluntary Compliance Initiative for undisclosed foreign accounts that started on March 23, 2009 and ended on October 15, 2009 (after an extended deadline from its original due date on... 2010 Yes
Professor Melinda S. Molina Symposia Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ronald H. Brown's Graduation from the School of Law Role Models: Theory, Practice, and Effectiveness among Latina Lawyers 25 Journal of Civil Rights & Economic Development 125 (Fall 2010) This past year, Justice Sonia Sotomayor became the first, and sole, Hispanic appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Remarkably, Latinas--who constitute 7% of the total U.S. population and are part of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group--represent only 1.3% of the nation's lawyers. Simply stated, Justice Sotomayor's story of... 2010 Yes
Lucy Panza The (Un)holy Trinity: Unconscionable Contracts Between Latinas and the Family, Religion, and the State 2 Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives 299 (Fall, 2010) Cecilia is a 44-year old Mexican immigrant living in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of the District of Columbia. She entered the United States illegally with her husband, Ernesto, in 2001 while she was pregnant with her first son, Antonio. He was born shortly after they settled in D.C. Ever since she and Ernesto arrived, Cecilia has been working... 2010 Yes
Linda Maria Wayner The Affirmatively Hispanic Judge: Modern Opportunities for Increasing Hispanic Representation on the Federal Bench 16 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 535 (Symposium Edition 2010) Diverse representation at the most elite levels of the legal profession is a compelling issue for all lawyers of color. Ascending to the ranks of the federal judiciary is a capstone achievement, requiring noteworthy credentials in addition to a serendipitous alignment of fortunate timing, political connections, and in some cases, particular... 2010 Yes
Gonzalo Aguilar , Sandra Lafosse , Hugo Rojas , Rébecca Steward , Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law,, CYE Consult,, Alberto Hurtado University,, FIAN Int The Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America 2 No. 2 Pace International Law Review Online Companion 44 (September, 2010) In the last few decades, recognition of indigenous peoples' rights in Latin American constitutions has undergone a vertiginous evolution. For many years, legal systems of Latin America ignored, excluded, assimilated, and repressed indigenous peoples. This article explains the diversity of recognition of indigenous peoples' rights in the... 2010 Yes
Beth Lyon The Unsigned United Nations Migrant Worker Rights Convention: an Overlooked Opportunity to Change the "Brown Collar" Migration Paradigm 42 New York University Journal of International Law & Politics 389 (Winter 2010) I. Introduction. 392 II. Brushing the Dust off the U.N. Migrant Worker Convention. 401 A. The Migrant Worker Convention Has Passed through Few Stages of the U.S. Multilateral Treaty-Making Process. 403 1. Steps One and Two: Active Executive Engagement in Negotiation. 404 2. Steps Three and Four: Delayed Executive Signature and Submission to Senate,... 2010  
Melinda Catren and Veronica Arechederra Hall A Class Apart: a Mexican American Civil Rights Story - Law on Film 17-JUL Nevada Lawyer 54 (July, 2009) Not considered black, Mexican Americans in the 1950s were not protected by the same civil rights that African Americans were slowly gaining. At the same time, Mexican Americans were certainly not treated as white. They were, quite literally, A Class Apart. The PBS Home Video documentary of that name takes a look at the seminal U.S. Supreme Court... 2009  
Stefi Peralta Porter Acba Hispanic Attorneys Committee to Honor Michael J. Machen Sept. 30 11 No. 20 Lawyers Journal 4 (September 25, 2009) Each year in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Allegheny County Bar Association's Hispanic Attorneys Committee hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of a local individual who has helped the Committee fulfill its mission of promoting the advancement of Pittsburgh's Hispanic legal professionals and... 2009 Yes
Marc-Tizoc González , Yanira Reyes-Gil , Belkys Torres , Charles R. Venator-Santiago Afterword: Change and Continuity: an Introduction to the Latcrit Taskforce Recommendations 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 303 (Fall/Winter 2009) For the past thirteen years, the LatCrit community has gathered annually to produce knowledge and promote praxis focused on the transformation of subordinate society. In doing so, the LatCrit experiment in critical outsider jurisprudence is both ordinary and unique. Our efforts are ordinary in that many, if not most, genres of critical outsider... 2009 Yes
Denise Ferreira da Silva An Outline of a Global Political Subject: Reading Evo Morales's Election as a (Post-) Colonial Event 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 25 (Fall/Winter 2009) Political theory, in particular, runs a great risk of losing its distinctive value in intellectual life and even its offerings to political life, if it becomes trapped by responding to events, by the time and space of events. It runs the risk of limiting its capacity as a domain of inquiry capable of disrupting the tyranny or the givenness of the... 2009  
Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic , Juan F. Perea Authors' Reply 12 Harvard Latino Law Review 103 (Spring 2009) We'd like to thank Michael Olivas for his witty, compassionate, and thoughtful introduction. He captures well the many dimensions, positive and negative, of the casebook-writing enterprise. We are also indebted to Rodolfo Acuña, Gerald López, Cristina Rodríguez, Leticia Saucedo, Keith Aoki, and Kevin Johnson for contributing their thoughts on... 2009  
Emily Rose Gonzalez Battered Immigrant Youth Take the Beat: Special Immigrant Juveniles Permitted to Age-out of Status 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 409 (Fall/Winter 2009) When S was only five years old, his father abandoned his family. Soon after, S's mother began to release her anger towards S's father on S, abusing him both physically and emotionally. S's mother would beat S regularly with a cord or rope, leaving his back completely black and blue. Further, S's mother was verbally abusive, frequently insulting S... 2009  
Rigel C. Oliveri Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Landlords, Latinos, Anti-illegal Immigrant Ordinances, and Housing Discrimination 62 Vanderbilt Law Review 55 (January, 2009) Introduction. 56 I. The AII Ordinances. 59 A. Background. 59 B. Housing Provisions. 61 1. Complaint-Driven Enforcement Procedures. 62 2. Pre-authorization. 63 C. Preemption: Hazleton and Beyond. 65 II. Probable Results of AII Housing Ordinances. 72 A. Multiple Groups Likely to Be Affected. 72 B. Violations of the Fair Housing Act Likely. 81 1.... 2009 Yes
Christopher Choe Bringing in the Unbanked off the Fringe: the Bank on San Francisco Model and the Need for Public and Private Partnership 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 365 (Fall/Winter 2009) In 1992, Barbra O'Leary Hatfield Liberace's life changed when her husband died. The loss of her husband caused her monthly income to go from $5,000 to less than $500. Because she could not maintain the required minimum balance, her bank closed her account. She soon began relying on payday loans in order to make her mortgage payments. Soon... 2009  
Gerald P. López Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves 12 Harvard Latino Law Review 15 (Spring 2009) To celebrate the publication of Richard Delgado, Juan Perea, and Jean Stefancic's Latinos and the Law, the editors of the Harvard Latino Law Review invited participation in this symposium. They generously encouraged me to write about the rebellious vision--a vision that reflects and shapes a particular approach to lawyering, to working together, to... 2009  
Marc-Tizoc González Cluster Introduction: Education and Pedagogy: Counter-disciplinarity in the Critical Education Tradition in Latcrit Theory 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 107 (Fall/Winter 2009) Five essays constitute the Education and Pedagogy cluster of the LatCrit XIII symposium, published as a result of the proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Latina/o Critical Legal Theory (LatCrit) Conference, held in Seattle, Washington, in October 2008, which was thematically oriented around the notion of Representation and Republican... 2009 Yes
Tayyab Mahmud Cluster Introduction: Space, Subordination, and Political Subjects 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 15 (Fall/Winter 2009) A place on the map is also a place in history. Adrienne Rich Master narratives of any era reflect the limit horizons of that era--the hegemonic ontological categories that over time so imprint the imaginary that even critique remains imprisoned in the professed normalcy of those categories. This imprisonment curtails the transformative potential... 2009  
Nicole Lutes Fuentes Defrauding the American Dream: Predatory Lending in Latino Communities and Reform of California's Lending Law 97 California Law Review 1279 (August, 2009) Soledad Aviles is a fifty-seven-year-old immigrant from Mexico who came to the United States with the American dream of owning his own home. Because the median home price in Orange County, California, was almost $700,000 in 2006, purchasing a first home was difficult. So Aviles was elated when a trusted friend referred him to a broker who said he... 2009 Yes
Ariel Campos, Sr. Diversity in the Legal Profession: Hispanic Perspective 56 Louisiana Bar Journal 436 (April/May, 2009) Defining diversity in the legal profession in Louisiana through a Hispanic perspective must begin at the beginning. Hispanic comes from Hispania, an ancient name for the Iberia Peninsula. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Fourth Edition, 2000) defines Hispanic as . of or pertaining to Spain and its language, people and... 2009 Yes
Christian Halliburton Foreword 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 1 (Fall/Winter 2009) The Thirteenth Annual LatCrit Conference (LatCrit XIII) was held in the shadow of what then promised, and ultimately proved, to be a watershed moment in the social and political history of this country. The 2008 presidential race between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain appeared as a potential fork in the road for the country, if only because... 2009  
Tracy Carbasho Hispanic Attorneys Committee Celebrates Hispanic Heritage 11 No. 21 Lawyers Journal 8 (October 9, 2009) The ACBA's Hispanic Attorneys Committee remained true to its mission of brightening the community by holding its annual heritage celebration in September. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Committee has organized the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and plans call for the group to continue holding the event on an annual basis. The... 2009 Yes
Veronica Reyes In Recognition of Pablo Javier Almaguer: Branch Manager & Team Manager, Texas Riogrande Legal Aid 15 Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy 1 (Spring 2009) Each issue of the Journal features a Latino Texan whose professional achievements, exemplary conduct and contributions to the Latino community are noteworthy. Our purpose is not only to identify Latino role models but also to inspire members of the community to continue the work that these individuals have begun. In this volume, we honor a Latino... 2009  
Michael A. Olivas Introduction 12 Harvard Latino Law Review 1 (Spring 2009) Given how hard it is to write casebooks and instructional materials, the real question is: why would someone do it? There are mixed motivations and inspirations for doing so and, as in running for elected office or applying for a law school deanship, they are a contradictory mix of self-abnegating altruism and selfish ambition. Despite the many... 2009  
Joseph Alvarado Keeping Jailers from Keeping the Keys to the Courthouse: the Prison Litigation Reform Act's Exhaustion Requirement and Section Five of the Fourteenth Amendment 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 323 (Fall/Winter 2009) Prisons, jails, and other detention facilities in the United States are dangerously overcrowded, creating highly stressful environments for inmates and prison staff alike. As tensions run high, so do the occurrences of civil rights violations. In February of 2009, a three-judge panel in California tentatively ordered the release of approximately... 2009  
Steven W. Bender Knocked down Again: an East L.a. Story on the Geography of Color and Colors 12 Harvard Latino Law Review 109 (Spring 2009) Hector knocked up 3 girls in the gang. There are 27 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Hector knocked up? Derogatory racial images have long been a mainstay of media productions from cinema to song. Racial and ethnic humor drawing on stereotypical visions of racial groups is a staple of comedy, particularly on television,... 2009  
Lisa R. Pruitt Latina/os, Locality, and Law in the Rural South 12 Harvard Latino Law Review 135 (Spring 2009) Legal issues associated with immigration are playing out at multiple scales, from the local to the national. In this era of municipal anti-immigrant ordinances and federal-local cooperation to enforce immigration laws, legal actors at the municipal, county, and state levels have become frontline policymakers and law enforcers in relation to... 2009 Yes
Tomás Joaquín Rodríguez Latino Youth Vs. United States Deportation Laws: a Cultural Consideration 12 Journal of Gender, Race and Justice 439 (Winter 2009) Estela is a young, promising, and dedicated seventeen-year-old woman who is about to graduate from high school. Born in Mexico, she is the only Latina in her graduating class of sixty people from a small school in rural Iowa. Estela is graduating at the top of her class, is one of the most popular people in school, and plans to attend Stanford... 2009 Yes
Keith Aoki , Kevin R. Johnson Latinos and the Law: Cases and Materials: the Need for Focus in Critical Analysis 12 Harvard Latino Law Review 73 (Spring 2009) Latinos and the Law: Cases and Materials represents an important contribution to the scholarship on Latina/o civil rights. A crisp read, the casebook nicely builds on the excellent reader, The Latino/a Condition, edited by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, published a decade previously. The volume effectively pulls together basic materials... 2009 Yes
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