APALSA Origins Banquet, March 10, 2016

Students mark the occasion by posing for a selfie.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 10, 2016

Maria Liu, '15 (right), an associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago, poses with a tablemate.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 10, 2016

Students smile for the camera.

APALSA Origins Banquet, March 10, 2016

1L Chris Gordon, winner of APALSA's 2016 Public Interest Fellowship, poses with 2015 fellowship recipients Jennifer Chae and Rasmeet Singh, both 2Ls.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 18, 2016

1L Mayté Salazar enjoys her conversation with another guest not pictured.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 18, 2016

Ken Salazar, '81, delivered the keynote address at the banquet. The former U.S. Secretary of the Interior also was presented Michigan's Law Distinguished Alumni Award.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 18, 2016

LLSA co-presidents and 2Ls Rebeca Ontiveros-Chavez and Luis F. Arias gather with 1L Vianey Escudero.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 18, 2016

2016 Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship recipients Edwin Ramirez-Homs and Melody Latino, both 1Ls.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 18, 2016

Keynote speaker Ken Salazar, '81, poses with members of the Latino Law Students Association.

Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet, March 19, 2016

2L Stephen Handlon shares a laugh with a fellow student.

Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet, March 19, 2016

Students pose for a group photo.

Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet, March 19, 2016

2016 Butch Carpenter scholarship recipient Omotunde Okesanya, 1L.

Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet, March 19, 2016

2016 Butch Carpenter Scholarship recipient Calyssa Lawyer, 1L, with Butch Carpenter co-chairs and 2Ls Eric Cox and Shaquari Everson and 2015 graduate Chris Burtley, an associate at Dykema.

Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet, March 19, 2016

2016 Butch Carpenter recipient Shavon Henry, 1L.

WLSA Leadership Banquet, March 25, 2016

Attendees offer a smile for the camera.

WLSA Leadership Banquet, March 25, 2016

Banquet attendees share a laugh.

WLSA Leadership Banquet, March 25, 2016

Students chat with Clinical Professor of Law Suellyn Scarnecchia, '81.

WLSA Leadership Banquet, March 25, 2016

Taking a moment to pose for the camera.

OUTSTANDING STUDENTS  Michigan Law student groups hosted banquets honoring scholarship and fellowship recipients in March 2016.

APALSA (Asian Pacific American Law Students Association) hosted its 11th annual Origins banquet on March 10, which included the naming of Chris Gordon as its 1L Public Interest Fellowship recipient.

LLSA (Latino Law Students Association) hosted the 31st annual Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet on March 18, during which two 1Ls were awarded scholarships: Edwin Ramirez-Homs and Melody Latino.

On March 19, BLSA (Black Law Students Association) hosted its 38th annual Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Banquet. The scholarship winners are 1Ls Omotunde Okesanya, Shavon Henry, and Calyssa Lawyer.

WLSA (Women Law Students Association) hosted its first annual Leadership Banquet on March 25, which included the naming of 2Ls Alexis Bailey and Emmanuela Jean-Etienne as the Jenny Runkles Memorial Award recipients.

Photos by Luna Archey, Leisa Thompson Photography, and Tina Yu.

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