Hispanic and Latino/a Law Student Association

Detroit Mercy’s Hispanic and Latino/a Law Students Association (HiLLSA) aims to further the interests of the Hispanic community in our legal studies and practice. HiLLSA encourages minority participation in the legal field, and also advocates for community service to benefit the underserved. By bringing awareness to aspects of Hispanic culture, HiLLSA aims to further the diversity that makes our law school an outstanding place to learn. Finally, HiLLSA serves as an affinity group to Hispanic and non-Hispanic students alike, to connect with professionals, other students, and members of the community.

Events and Programming for 2019-2020

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan law student reception 
  • Taco Sales
  • Law school community Spanish conversation group 
  • Guest lecture on human rights in Latin America 
  • Day of the Dead altar in atrium 
  • Hispanic National Bar Association conference 
  • Brazilian performance at the DIA 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Ballet Folklorico at the DIA 
  • Salsa night
  • Panel on bilingualism in the legal profession
  • National Latina/o Law Student Association conference