A Special Welcome from the Co-Chairs

Hola Raza!

Welcome to the Berkeley Law La Raza Law Students Association webpage. Having recently celebrated our 40th anniversary, we have a strong community of Raza students at Boalt Hall who are committed to maintaining a presence on campus and in the comunidad.

Our on-campus efforts include collaborating with other identity groups and law journals on various events throughout the year as well as working closely with the Administration on recruitment efforts. Our organization also offers Boalt students the opportunity to provide direct services to community members through our monthly Workers’ Rights Clinic that is run in conjunction with the El Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland.

In addition, Berkeley Law's La Raza Association offers an annual $4,500 fellowship for members who pursue social justice work during their summer internship. We are also the only student organization at Boalt that offers a $4,500 fellowship to a student with a summer judicial externship. We understand that money is also a big issue for a lot of us and thus work every year to increase both fellowships.

La Raza provides our members with a network of students and alumni to support academic excellence and community activism. We organize several study skills workshops and practice sessions in preparation for finals for first year students during the fall semester. As students we understand the need for balance between our personal and academic lives and do our best to foster a supportive environment whether you need some extra help on an assignment or just a night out on the town.

We look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions regarding Berkeley Law or our Raza community at the law school. Bienvenidos and remember as Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” so come join us in the process!

Hasta Pronto!

Anthony Bestafka-Cruz & Jose Perez

2011-2012 Co-Chairs

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