David Hinojosa is the National Director of Policy for the Intercultural Development Research Association, based in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. David Hinojosa was formerly the Southwest Regional Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), with a focus on educational civil rights impact litigation on behalf of Latinos. At MALDEF, Mr. Hinojosa served as MALDEF’s lead counsel in Edgewood v. Williams, where he represented low income and English Language Learner (ELL) students and property-poor school districts. He also represented Latino parents and students in a forty-year old class action school desegregation case, Morales v. Shannon, and in a federal court class action against Texas’ programs for ELL students in US/LULAC v. Texas. He has also represented Latino amici students and organizations defending the University of Texas at Austin’s diversity admissions plan in Fisher v. Texas, where he most recently co-authored a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of several national Latino civil rights organizations. 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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