Professor López Participates in NYU Conference on Undocumented Immigrants
Professor María Pabón López participated in two panels at the "Access and Invisibility: Undocumented Immigrants in America" conference at New York University School of Law in March of 2006. She spoke on the panels entitled "Undocumented Immigrant Access to Services after September 11th" and "Undocumented Immigrants and Licensing: The Aftermath of the REAL ID Act."
López is an Assistant Professor of Law who joined the faculty in the fall of 2002. She has served as co-director of the law school’s Latin American Law Summer Program since 2003. This year she was named a Dean's Fellow in recognition of scholarly excellence and was also nominated as an Outstanding Woman Full-Time Faculty member on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.
Before coming to IU, Professor López was a lecturer in advocacy and research at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. She also served as a staff attorney and team leader of the Family Law Group, Legal Aid of Central Texas. She was an assistant U.S. Attorney, criminal division, for the U.S. Department of Justice, District of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and was staff attorney and director of the Family Violence Legal Line, Women’s Advocacy Project in Austin, Texas.
Professor López was formerly an assistant to the Puerto Rico Attorney General and an associate at the law firms Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz in Philadelphia and McConnell, Valdes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While in law school, she served as associate editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
She has received awards from the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, the Travis County Texas Women Lawyers Association (for contributions to the minority community) and from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, where she was a recipient of Faculty Performance Shares.
The law school's Hispanic Law Society (HLS) gave Professor López their 2004 Award "in recognition to her commitment to her students and loyal support of the HLS." Since June of 2003, Professor López has been an appointed member of the Indiana Supreme Court's Court Interpreter Certification Advisory Board, a project of the Race and Gender Fairness Commission. She is also a member of the Latino Affairs Committee of the Indiana State Bar.
Professor López participated in the Latin American Law Summer Program in La Plata, Argentina , where she facilitated several classes. She was the recipient of a Special Recognition Award from the Chair of the Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference held at the George Washington University School of Law in October of 2004. Professor López is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and Texas.