The Graciela Olivarez Award will be presented to UCLA Law School Dean Rachel Moran on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm in Room 1130, Eck Hall of Law.
The Notre Dame Hispanic Law Students Association’s award commemorates the accomplishments of Graciela Olivarez, Notre Dame Law School’s first female and Latina graduate.
Rachel F. Moran is the Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, which maintains the official historic record of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Graciela Olivarez was both the first woman and the first Hispanic to graduate from Notre Dame Law School. In her honor, each spring, the Notre Dame Hispanic Law Students Association presents an award to an outstanding Hispanic judge or lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the Hispanic legal community.