Trina Grillo Retreat

Registration Now Open for the 2019 Trina Grillo Retreat!

March 15-16, 2019 - UCLA School of Law, co-hosted by Southwestern Law School.  This is the 21st  year of this amazing conference and we invite you to apply to join.

Click here for last year's information.

Southwestern students interested in attending should contact the Legal Clinic.

Society of American Law Teacher - LogoThe Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) established the Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat to honor the memory of Trina Grillo (1948-1996), a former professor at USF School of Law and Santa Clara Law School who was a dedicated social activist and justice advocate. Each spring a consortium of law schools, including Southwestern, plan the retreat for practitioners, students, and academics to join together and discuss today's challenges to social justice lawyering. The retreat embodies the aspirations of Trina's work against injustice, in its many forms, and toward diversity and equality.

The Trina Grillo Retreat - What is it and why should I attend?

  • The Retreat provides a unique opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law students, faculty, staff and practitioners to exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities and formulate strategies for social justice.
  • The Retreat offers public-interest minded law school students an opportunity to break the isolation by meeting and networking with other students from around the west coast.
  • The Retreat not only provides students with a network while in school, but also provides the foundation for a professional network to support their public interest ambitions as their careers develop.
  • The Retreat can spawn creative ways to approach social change using the law as an instrument.