First Latina Dedman law grad dies

Adelfa Botello Callejo died at the age of 90. (Courtesy Dallas Morning News)

A memorial service honoring lawyer Adelfa Botello Callejo took place Thursday in downtown Dallas. Callejo died Saturday at age 90 of a returned brain tumor, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Callejo was reportedly the first Hispanic woman to graduate from The Dedman School of Law in 1961, and the first to practice law in Dallas, according to Dedman Law School records. Callejo was most recognized for her advocacy work in issues including education and immigration.

The Dallas Independent School District named the “Adelfa Callejo Elementary School” in her honor, dedicated in April 2013.

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