The Ventura County Mexican American Bar Association (VC MABA) hosts its annual scholarship dinner on Friday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Oxnard. Tickets are on sale for $50 per person.
Keynote Speaker Is UCLA Law’s New Dean
VC MABA is proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Rachel F. Moran, deandesignate at the UCLA School of Law and formerly a Boalt Hall law professor. Moran will be the first Latina dean of a top-ranked U.S. law school. Moran, who teaches torts, education law, and race and the law, will assume the role of dean and professor of law on October 15.
Moran served as president of the Association of American Law Schools in 2009. She has published and lectured extensively on education law and policy, family law, and civil rights and antidiscrimination law. Following her undergraduate education at Stanford and law school at Yale, Moran clerked for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
“The selection of Rachel Moran as the next dean of UCLA School of Law is a great triumph for our law school,” said Stephen C. Yeazell, UCLA Law’s interim dean. “Rachel Moran is a respected and accomplished legal scholar, an excellent and dedicated teacher and a terrific institution builder.”
Judge Conroy to Be Honored
This year’s dinner will honor Judge Gay Conroy with the Access to Justice Award. Members of MABA recognize Judge Conroy for her leadership in establishing the Family Law Self-Help Center, among her many achievements, and her commitment to all litigants having access to the legal system.
The annual dinner raises money to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in the legal field. This year, VCMABA expects to award four $1,000-dollar scholarships. VC MABA has existed for over 30 years. Membership is comprised of attorneys who practice in a wide variety of fields, law students and community members. VC MABA is committed to the advancement of the legal profession and the empowerment of the Latino community through advocacy and the promotion of equal justice.
For information about scholarship applications, how to donate to the scholarship fund, or to purchase tickets, contact Jessica Arciniega at (805)988-0285.