Luz Herrera Accepts Graciela Olivarez Award

Author: Susan Good

board_luz The Hispanic Law Student Association presented this year’s Graciela Olivarez Award to Luz Herrera.

Each year HLSA honors an outstanding Hispanic judge or lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the Hispanic legal community. NDLS students and alumni attended this year’s award ceremony on April 14.

Before entering academia to run the Small Business Law Center at Thomas Jefferson Law School, Prof. Herrera ran a solo law practice in Compton, California. She is also the co-founder and board president of Community Lawyers Inc., a non-profit organization that provides low and moderate-income people access to affordable legal services and develops innovative opportunities for attorneys and law students in underserved communities. CLI facilitates the provision of affordable legal services to underserved communities through community legal education and self-help legal clinics staffed by a network of volunteer attorneys and non-attorney volunteers that support their efforts. She is currently a visiting clinical professor at UC Irvine School of Law.

Photo: Susan Esquivel, Stephanie Torres, Luz Herrera, Maria Fernandez Sanchez