April 2, 2012 – Dean Rachel F. Moran was honored by the Latino Law Students Association of Yale Law School (LLSA) at its seventh annual Public Service Award Dinner on March 31, 2012. Each year, LLSA celebrates a Latino alumnus or Latina alumna for his or her distinguished record of public service and leadership.
Previous honorees include Justice Monica M. Márquez ’97, Colorado Supreme Court; Thomas A. Saenz ’91, MALDEF President and General Counsel; and Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79, Supreme Court of the United States.
Dean Moran, the eighth dean of UCLA School of Law, is highly active in the legal community. In September 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve in a key administrative post as a member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. She was appointed as president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 2009. Dean Moran is a member of the American Law Institute and served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools. She sat on the standing committee of the Division of Public Education, American Bar Association; serves as a member of the editorial board for the Supreme Court Preview; and is a member of the advisory board for the Law School Survey of Student Engagement. She is currently a senator for the Phi Beta Kappa Society.