Dean of St. Thomas University School of Law, Alfredo Garcia, has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority lawyers and non-minority diversity advocates. Past honorees have included Attorney General, Eric Holder and the Deans of such institutions as Penn Law and Cornell.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected to the Lawyers of Color Power List,” stated Dean Garcia after hearing the announcement. "As an immigrant to this country and the first member of my family to attend college and professional school, I hope to represent the values and mission of this esteemed group.”
As the first Cuban-born Dean of a U.S. law school, Dean Garcia is an eminent scholar with a wealth of experience as an administrator, faculty member, and legal practitioner. Prior to academia, he was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami and also worked in private practice as a criminal defense attorney. He has served as Vice Chair of the Race and Racism in Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Committee and on the Editorial Board of Human Rights Magazine, published by the ABA.
His publications include three books: Criminal Law: Concepts and Practice, with Podgor, Henning, and Taslitz, The Fifth Amendment: A Comprehensive Approach, and The Sixth Amendment in Modern American Jurisprudence: A Critical Perspective.
A reception for the honorees will be held on March 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Georgetown) in Washington, D.C., and Dean Garcia will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color's Power Issue 2015.