Trina Grillo Retreat
15th Annual Trina Grill Public
Interest & Social Justice Law Retreat
“Social Justice: Innovation, Creativity,
On March 22 and 23, 2013,
the University of Washington School of Law will host the Trina Grillo Retreat,
an annual event that is co-sponsored by a consortium of twelve western law
schools, including USF, and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT).
The Retreat provides a
unique opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law
students, faculty members, career counselors, administrators, activist lawyers,
and other interested persons to exchange viewpoints, explore current issues of
legal and social justice, discuss opportunities to engage in public-interest
projects or careers, and exchange information and share experiences with each
other. Details on the retreat including, schedule, and availability of funding
for attendance will be posted sometime in early February 2013.
Trina Grillo served as a source of inspiration to many law
students, professors, and public interest and social justice lawyers, and the
retreat held in her honor each year serves as a forum for practitioners,
students, and academics to discuss today's challenges to social justice
The Retreat embodies the
aspirations of Trina’s work against injustice in its many forms and toward
diversity and equality. Trina spent most of her life in Oakland, California.
The daughter of an Italian mother and a Black Cuban American father, she
started her teaching career in 1977 at UC Hastings and taught later at USF Law,
in the subject areas of constitutional law, torts, and mediation, while also
directing the academic support program. Her published writings encompass themes
of women, women of color, multiracialism, mediation, and inequality.
Find more information about Trina Grillo here.