The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association fundraises to equalize law school

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LAS VEGAS - eTradeWire -- The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association's (LBA) inaugural fundraiser, ¡Andale! 5K - A Race to Equalize Law School Admissions! will take place Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8 a.m. located at the Kellogg Zaher park in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the Hispanic National Bar Association, while making up 18 percent of the country's population, Hispanics comprise only about 5 percent of the nation's lawyers. A legal profession that is more reflective of our nation's ethnic diversity would benefit everyone by increasing public trust in the legal system, assisting law firms in developing more innovative approaches to legal problems, and over time, increase judicial diversity.

After meeting with law school administrators, the LBA board of directors learned that a significant barrier for many Hispanics who wish to pursue a legal education is their inability to afford an LSAT preparation course, which would lead to higher LSAT scores and ultimate a higher chance of getting accepted into law school.

With this in mind, the LBA is organizing its inaugural ¡Andale! 5K to raise funds for scholarships to pay for Hispanic college students to offset the costs of LSAT preparation courses.

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Support is crucial to making the ¡Andale! 5K a success. Listed on the ¡Andale! 5K website are available sponsorship levels, along with the benefits for each level.

The LBA seeks to obtain sponsorships to fully defray the cost of the event. This way, the participants' registration fees will go directly toward LBA's scholarship fund. Join in the efforts to equalize law school admissions!

To become a sponsor please contact Marisa Rodriguez at To register for the race visit,

The purpose of LBA is to serve the public interest by cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reform in the law, facilitating the administration of justice, advancing the standing of Latinos in the legal profession, preserving the high standards of professionalism among Latino attorneys, and cooperating with other professional and community organizations in furthering the aforementioned purposes.

Marisa Rodriquez

Source: Las Vegas Latino Bar Association
Filed Under: Legal

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