On October 9th, 2012, the University of St. Thomas School of Law hosted the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA) Mentorship Program Reception in the Law School’s atrium. MHBA Mentorship Program pairs Latino law students with active MHBA members in an effort to promote inclusion and diversity in the Minnesota legal community. Every fall, one of the four Minnesota law schools hosts the mentorship reception. This year was St. Thomas’ first time hosting the reception and we are happy to report that it was a big success!
Law students from all four Minnesota law schools, MHBA board members, MHBA mentors, and UST Law faculty attended to in support of the program. We were especially pleased to have Peter Reyes, President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Beatriz Menanteau, President of the MHBA, and Lenny Castro, recently appointed District Judge, in attendance.
University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Dave Bateson, spoke about the importance of mentorship, particularly at St. Thomas, and our excitement in partnering with the MHBA to host the reception. The reception served as the initial point of contact for law students to meet their MHBA mentors and also gave the participants a chance to network with other members of the Minnesota legal community.
We would like to thank the MHBA for the opportunity to host the reception at St. Thomas, the mentors and mentees for attending the program, and the St. Thomas faculty for all their help and support in helping plan and arrange the event.