On October 10, 2019, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA), and Asian Pacific Law Students Association (APLSA) joined together to hold a Diversity Career Panel discussion. The panel was moderated by Professor Antonio Perez, who introduced the panelists and asked questions ranging from "how did the panelists get to where they are today" to "work/life balance".
The panelists were Jullian Brevard '03, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia; Jorge Castro, Miller & Chevalier; Adam Tsao, Covington & Burling LLP; Jordi Torres, Navy JAG; and Julia Toro, Julia M. Toro Immigration Firm. Following the panel discussion the presidents of the three groups, Garret Tracey (BLSA), Nicolas Valderrama (LALSA), and Ashleigh Bondoc (APLSA), introduced themselves and thanked everyone for coming. The panelists then joined the students in the atrium, where the discussion continued.
Nicolas Valderrama had this to say about the event, “this Diversity in Law Career Panel was the first of what we hope will become a flagship event at Catholic Law. The Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA), Black American Law Student Association (BALSA) and the Asian Pacific Law Student Association (APALSA), with the support of the Office of Career and Professional Development and the law school’s Diversity Council, presented an amazing panel that reflected the diversity in Catholic Law’s student body and students’ career interests. As we move forward, we hope that this event will further help bring the Catholic Law community together, and serve as a resource for students from all backgrounds and with varied career interests.”