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The Notre Dame Hispanic Law Student Association, HLSA, annually recognizes The Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer or Judge that best exemplifies the principles and ideals of the pioneer for whom this award is named, including commitment to community service, demonstration of the highest ethical and moral standards, and dedication to justice.


Graciela (Grace) Olivarez ‘70L, Courtesy of ND Archives-GPHR-22-0694

Read the Observer (student newspaper) three-part article about Mrs. Olivarez.

Notre Dame HLSA 2015 Graciela Olivarez Award Presentation to Thomas A. Saenz (YouTube video)

Amazing Grace_ND Magazine_June1975.pdf (10672 kB)
By John Monczunski

Amazing Grace_Notre Dame Lawyer-Fall2006.pdf (448 kB)
By Jimmy Gurulé, Award Recipient and Notre Dame Law School Professor of Law

Graciela Gil Olivarez.pdf (16 kB)
By Dr. Christine Marin, Latino Perspectives Media and the Raul H. Castro Institute, Phoenix College.

Interview no. 292.pdf (589 kB)
Transcript from Univ. of Texas, El Paso, Institute of Oral History

Jimmy Carter_ Community Services Administration Nomination of Graciela (Grace) Olivarez To Be Director_.pdf (367 kB)
Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.

Obituary.pdf (44 kB)
The Washington Post, October 1, 1987

Research Notes.pdf (89 kB)
Notre Dame Archives inventories search results

Western Women Graciela Olivarez.pdf (175 kB)
By Jan Cleere, Special to the Arizona Daily Star

2014 Award Winner.jpg (630 kB)
Luz E. Herrera with HSLA Board Members

2015 Award Winner.jpg (129 kB)
Thomas Saenz

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