by Steven W. Bender1Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Seattle University School of Law. I want to express my gratitude to Frank Valdes and Jennifer Hill for the thousands of hours they invested in the textbook project presented at the 2019 LatCrit conference at Georgia State School of Law, as well as to all those who labored on earlier drafts, outlines, or ideas of this project, including long-time LatCrit community members, most of them former or current board members: Sumi Cho, Christine Zuni-Cruz, Margaret Montoya, Athena Mutua, Ibrahim Gassama, Carmen Gonzalez, Marc Tizoc-Gonzalez, Gil Gott, Tayyab Mahmud, Ileana Porras, Charles Pouncy, and Sheila Velez Martinez. I would also like to thank Frank Valdes for reading and commenting on a draft of this afterword
Julian Castro1Secretary Julian Castro has had a long political career, beginning in 2001 when he ran for San Antonio City Council at the age of twenty-six. He later ran for San Antonio mayor, winning the election in 2009 and serving until 2014, when he left to serve in the administration of President Barack Obama as the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development until 2017. In January 2019, he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the Democratic primary, and stayed in the race until January 2020. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
Irene Oria1Irene Oria was born in New Jersey to Cuban-immigrant parents. She has undertaken many different roles in her long legal career, including clerking for Judge Cecilia Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, and working at several large law firms in Miami and the New York area. She is currently a partner at FisherBroyles in Miami, focusing on commercial business litigation
by Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Jamila Flomo, and Amanda Suarez1Caroline Bettinger-Lopez is Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and Director, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic. Jamila Flomo is a second-year law student and intern, University of Miami School of Law, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic. Amanda Suarez is a second-year law student and intern, University of Miami School of Law, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic. The arguments set forth in this article are reflected in a corresponding amicus brief the authors and co-counsel plan to submit in City of South Miami, et al. v. Ron DeSantis, et al., 1:19-cv 22927 (S.D.Fla), as well as in a report submitted by the Miami Law Human Rights Clinic and others to the United Nations Human Rights Council in conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States (see Violations of the Human Right to Effective Protection Before the Law: Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the U.S., https://miami.box.com/s/8l1ha2v649t98biz6q6n14m9i4qibd1h, archived at https://perma.cc/2J9R-EDFA)
by Jose Gabilondo1Associate Dean for Accreditation and Reporting and Professor of Law, College of Law, Florida International University, Miami. I presented drafts of this Article at the University of Miami School of Law’s 2019 conference on human rights, the 2019 meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, our faculty colloquium series, and the LatCrit 2019 Biennial Conference. I thank College of Law Dean Antony Page for the summer research stipend that made this project possible. Thanks to Diane Klein, William Leogrande, Larry Cat´a Backer, Jorge Esquirol, Howard Wasserman, Juan Javier de Granados, Eric Carpenter, Whitney Baumann, and Matthew Mirow for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this Article. All errors are my own.
by Carlos Micames1 J.D. Candidate at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), 2020. B.A., University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 2017. While at WCL, the author has interned at the DC Superior Court, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and McConnell Valdes LLC Law Firm in Puerto Rico, and is a member of the AU Business Law Review.