Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet
In 1976, Juan Luis Tienda, an inspirational University of Michigan law student, was killed in a car accident shortly before beginning his final year of law school. Juan Luis was not only an aspiring legal scholar, but also a tireless advocate for the legal rights of migrant workers and a rising leader in the Latino community.
During his time at the law school, Juan Luis volunteered with prison inmates and spent his summers providing legal assistance to agricultural workers in Michigan. As President of La Raza Law Students Association (the predecessor to LLSA), Juan Luis also sought to increase Latino student and faculty representation at Michigan Law.
Established by Juan Luis' friends and family, the Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship honors outstanding law students who have demonstrated commitment to working in underserved Latino communities. This tuition scholarship is open to first-year LLSA members. Recipients are announced at LLSA's annual Juan Luis Tienda Banquet.