Public Service and Diversity Asst. Director Appointed to HNBA Latina Commission

San Diego (October 18, 2012) - Today, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) announced that USD School of Law Assistant Director for Public Service and Diversity, Lizzette Herrera Castellanos, has been chosen by HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr., to serve on the 2012-2013 HNBA Latina Commission. Herrera Castellanos was one of only 25 appointments to this national commission.


“The HNBA is dedicated to paving a path for success for Latinas in the legal profession,” said Reyes in a press release. “Our commission is composed of a wealth of diverse and dynamic women with this very goal in mind.”

The HNBA Latina Commission was created in 2008 with the purpose of supporting the endeavors of Latinas and advancing their role in the legal profession. Since its inception, each HNBA National President has worked hard to preserve and grow this initiative and to show support for Latina attorneys.

The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories.

Read the HNBA news release.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.