FIU College of Law’s Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA), along with the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), hosted a unique mentoring program event which enlists a ‘speed dating-type’ format to create mentee/mentor pairs. With 70 participants in attendance, 35 mentee/mentor pairs were matched. The program offers student members an opportunity to network with and work alongside a legal professional throughout the academic school year. Mentors include FIU Law alumni, members of the bench, general counsels of major corporations, partners in law firms and corporate attorneys – all who give their time to provide insight and guidance to the students.
HNBA Deputy Regional President and HNBA FIU Ambassador President Maria Dantes Sanchez was thrilled with the success of the event and program and recognized HLSA President Ashley Diaz for her efforts. “This was one of the strongest years I have seen in the program and it wouldn’t have been so without the leadership of HLSA President and third-year law student Ashley Diaz,” she said. “Ashley worked countless hours to make the program a success.” HLSA strives to promote the professional needs and goals of law students of Hispanic descent, while utilizing legal skills and training to bring about meaningful changes in the legal community.
Now in its sixth year, the HLSA speed mentoring program hopes to expand and continue to help create and develop relationships with students and professionals.
Photo caption: from left Maria Dantes Sanchez and Ashley Diaz.