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David Hinojosa

Senior Research Fellow
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David Hinojosa is the Director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. He spearheads the organization’s systemic racial justice work in guaranteeing that historically marginalized students of color receive equal and equitable educational opportunities. Hinojosa is nationally recognized as a leading litigator and advocate in the area of civil rights, specializing in educational impact litigation and policy. In 2022, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of race-conscious admissions on behalf of student-intervenors. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Hinojosa served as Southwest Regional Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and as National Director of Policy and Director of the Region II equity assistance center for the Intercultural Development and Research Association. His work across several states has resulted in desegregating schools, improving state school finance systems for underserved children and low-wealth districts, reforming disparate discipline policies, increasing teacher diversity, cultivating quality programs for English learners, and preserving the Texas DREAM Act. Hinojosa has presented written and oral testimony before local, state, and national governmental bodies, and is well-published on civil rights matters.