David Hinojosa is the Director of Educational Opportunities Project for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where he spearheads the organization’s historic work in education. Among David’s previous work, he served as the Southwest Regional Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). At MALDEF, Mr. Hinojosa served as lead counsel in state school finance cases in three states where he represented low income and English Learner students and property-poor school districts, arguing two of those cases before the Colorado and Texas Supreme Courts. David also served as lead counsel in Santamaria v. Dallas ISD, where he helped Latina parents end school segregation in 2006. His work further includes cultivating programs for English learners, ensuring access to higher education for students of color and DREAMer students, preserving access to driver’s licenses for immigrant drivers and providing technical assistance to school districts across the American South on civil rights issues, including school desegregation. David is also well-published, including the book chapter “Rodriguez v. San Antonio Independent School District, Forty Years and Counting” in The Enduring Legal of Rodriguez (Harvard Education Press 2015). A US Air Force veteran and graduate of Edgewood HS in San Antonio, David earned his Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University and his J.D from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
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