Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Alumni Weekend Scheduled for October 19-21

Yale Law School alumni and their families will gather in New Haven on October 19–21 for Alumni Weekend 2018. Panels will be held on Clinical Education at Yale Law School, Media on Elections, and Talking across Party Lines.

Full schedule

Carmela Castellano-Garcia ’91, President and CEO of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and President of the Castellano Family Foundation, will be the recipient of the Award of Merit on Saturday, October 20. The Award of Merit recognizes alumni or long-time faculty of Yale Law School who have made a substantial contribution to public service or to the legal profession. Previous recipients of the Award have included Secretary Hillary Clinton ’73 and U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas ’74, Samuel Alito ’75, and Sonia Sotomayor ’79.

Castellano-Garcia has been committed to advancing multi-cultural health policy issues for more than 25 years, focusing on areas such as cultural and linguistic competency in health care delivery, ensuring the viability of safety net providers, health care reform, and access to care for vulnerable populations. The Castellano Family Foundation has donated more than $5 million in grants to Santa Clara County nonprofits supporting Latino education, arts, and culture, leadership and diversity. The Castellano Family Foundation also continually supports these local organizations guided by the values of community, family, social change, empathy and integrity.

Other highlights of the Weekend are the class dinners and brunches, a student/alumni breakfast, diversity events, class activities, and time to explore New Haven.