The Harvard Latino Law and Public Policy conference is a jointly organized program of the Kennedy School of Government’s Latino Caucus and La Alianza at Harvard Law School. The conference brings together undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and other professionals from the private, public, and non-profit sector to discuss issues of concern to Latinos today.

View a summary of one of our past conferences below.

Featured Speakers for the 2006 conference, Nuevas Fronteras: Latino Leadership at the Forefront:

* Maria Echaveste (Thursday Keynote Speaker), former deputy chief of staff for President Clinton and lecturer at Boalt Hall Law School, UC Berkeley

* Anna Maria Chavez (Friday Breakfast Speaker), director of intergovernmental affairs, Office of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano

The objectives of the 9th Annual Harvard Latino Law and Public Policy Conference are:

* to provide conference participants the opportunity to learn from panels featuring renowned personalities active in law, politics, the media, business, community development, and higher education
* to inspire and re-energize students towards careers in public service by highlighting the contributions of Hispanics to American society
* to afford student participants ample opportunities for networking and mentoring activities with fellow students, alumni, and professionals from a wide variety of fields


Thursday, 5-6pm
Kennedy School of Government
Taubman Building, Rotunda

Friday, 8am
Harvard Law School
Austin Hall, Lobby

Thank you to our Sponsors:

La Alianza Sponsors


  • Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Covington & Burling
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


  • Davis Polk & Wardwell


  • Dewey Ballantine LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP

Latino Caucus Sponsors

  • The Institute of Politics’ Forum Office
  • Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
  • The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
  • The Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
  • KSG’s Dean’s Office
  • Center for Public Leadership
  • The Harvard COOP
  • Kennedy School Student Government

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