This week we were delighted to welcome The Honorable Migna Sanchez-Llorens as our 2013 William L. Beatty Jurist in Residence. Judge Sanchez-Llorens is a Circuit Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Dade County, Florida. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, a Master of Economics from Trinity College, and her J.D. degree from New York University.
Judge Sanchez-Llorens's legal career has focused on public service. She worked as a public defender in state and federal court, and has devoted much of her time to addressing domestic violence issues.
During her visit, Judge Sanchez-Llorens visited with criminal law and criminal procedure classes and she spoke with a group of students who work in the SIU School of Law domestic violence clinic. She also spoke to the Professionalism and the Law class and met with various groups of students and faculty. The law school was greatly enriched by her visit and we are very grateful to her for visiting with us.
The William L. Beatty Jurist in Residence program is designed to supplement our traditional curriculum with the perspectives and experiences of the judiciary. This experience is made possible by a cy pres award granted in memory of William L. Beatty to the Southern Illinois University School of Law by The Honorable David R. Herndon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois (SIU Law Class of 1977).