Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

3L Maria Barbosa and Prof. Nicole Appleberry chat with their tablemates during dinner.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

2Ls Emma Notis-McConarty and Sarah Fries share a laugh during dinner.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

2L Britney Littles (right) enjoys the evening with 2L Kya Henley and a fellow student.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

3L and LLSA member Jessica Leal.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

Professor Alicia Davis shares an anecdote with her tablemates, including Professors J.J. Prescott and Beth Wilensky and 1L Serena Monjeau Ross.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet,March 21, 2015

2L Kya Henley.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

2L Zach Adorno, co-president of LLSA, offered opening remarks.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

Prof. Martha Jones, codirector of Michigan Law's Program in Race, Law & History, was the faculty speaker.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

1L Rebeca Ontiveros-Chavez, the 2015 recipient of the $5,000 Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship, can't help but smile after learning of the honor.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

Students gathered for a dance lesson following the banquet.

Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet, March 21, 2015

Students gathered for a dance lesson following the banquet.

JUAN TIENDA  Michigan Law's annual Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet was held March 21 in the Michigan Union. Tienda, a Michigan Law student who died before his final year of law school, was an advocate for the rights of migrant workers and prison inmates. Presented by the Latino Law Students Association (LLSA), the event featured keynote speaker and MLaw alumna Linda M. Wayner, '01, executive director of the Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law, as well as the awarding of the Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship to Rebeca Ontiveros-Chavez. The $5,000 scholarship is given to 1Ls who have demonstrated a commitment to working in underserved Latino communities.

Photos by Luna Archey.

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