The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) was presented with the Fighting for Justice Award during MALSA's 14th Annual Fighting for Justice Banquet in early April. MALDEF received the award for its more than 40 years of advocacy on behalf of Latinos in the United States. Accepting the award were former New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid ('73) and MALDEF staff attorney David Urias ('01).
Incoming UNM School of Law Dean Kevin Washburn presented the keynote address, providing a glimpse into his background and his goals for the school to the crowd at the Hotel Albuquerque.
Chris Lucero, MALSA president, was presented with MALSA's Outstanding 3L Award for his work on behalf of the student group.