David Hinojosa

Senior Research Fellow

David Hinojosa is the Director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, where he spearheads the organization’s systemic racial justice work in guaranteeing that historically marginalized students of color receive equal and equitable educational opportunities. He is nationally recognized as a leading litigator and advocate in the area of civil rights, specializing in educational impact litigation and policy. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Hinojosa’s work included serving 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 regional equity assistance center for the Intercultural Development and Research Association. His cutting-edge litigation, policy work, and advocacy in education 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 and affirmative action in higher education. Hinojosa has presented written and oral testimony before local, state, and national governmental bodies, has spoken at more than 100 conferences, and is well-published on civil rights matters.

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