The Delaware campus Latin American Law Students Association will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an outdoor event open to the law school community.
The “Hispanic Heritage Month Mixer” planned for Monday, Oct. 8 will begin at 5 p.m. in front of Geesey Mansion. Students plan to celebrate and commemorate notable Latinos in the area, particularly those in the legal fields.
LALSA is working with the Delaware Hispanic Bar Association, which has donated food for the event and has also invited attorneys and judges from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Claudia Bustamante, president of LALSA, said her group will recognize two key figures at the event:
- Thomas A. Warnock Sr., in-house counsel at DuPont, for his tremendous support of the program.
- Widener Law alumnus Marcus Montejo ‘06, for his support of LALSA and for his achievement in the legal profession. Montejo was one of two attorneys who won a $2 billion Delaware Court of Chancery judgment, recently upheld on appeal, in the lawsuit stemming from Southern Copper Corp.’s 2005 acquisition of mining company Minera Mexico from its controlling stockholder Grupo Mexico.
The program will begin around 5:45 p.m.