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.
Proceeds from the inaugural ¡Andale! 5K will fund scholarships to pay for Hispanic college students to offset the costs of LSAT preparation courses.
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.
Marisa Rodriguez, who is president of the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association, said a legal profession that is more reflective of our nation’s ethnic diversity benefits everyone.
“After meeting with law school administrators, members of 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,” said Rodriguez, who is also an attorney and a runner.
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 or register for the race, which will take place at the Kellogg Zaher park, visit andale5k.com.
ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS LATINO BAR ASSOCIATION
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.