"The growth of America’s Latino community – in both numbers and influence – is a salient feature of our nation’s increasingly diverse society. The Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights at New York University School of Law represents a unique response to this profound demographic shift by training attorneys who want to work to arrest and correct the failure of our institutions to work effectively in our nation’s Latino communities." – The Bickel & Brewer Foundation
Founded in 2005, the Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights aims to positively affect change in our nation’s Latino communities.
The institute brings together law students, practitioners, academics, scholars and activists to promote discussion of legal issues important to Latinos. Through a rigorous academic curriculum, challenging clinical work, community service, and innovative scholarship, the institute educates and supports NYU law students as they enter into public service careers on behalf of Latino communities.
"50 Million and Counting: The Latino Voice in a New Political Era"
Friday, October 19, 2012. 108 West 3rd Street, NY, NY.
Latinos and the Law Lecture
On February 27, 2012, MALDEF's Southwest Regional Counsel David Hinojosa presented this year's Latinos and the Law lecture entitled "Litigating Civil Rights Impact Cases in the 21st Century." For more information and a full video of the lecture, please click here.
“Legislating the Lives of Immigrants: The Entanglement of State and Local Governments in Immigration Policy”
Held on November 10, 2011, our inaugural national conference brought together experienced practitioners, academics, journalists, and activists to lead a provocative conserviation on immigration policy and the recent involvement of state and local governments in the formation of that policy. Download conference materials.
Latino Institute Luncheon Series
On April 2, 2013, Cesar Vargas, an undocumented graduate of CUNY School of Law and applicant for admission to the New York Bar and a member of the recently formed DREAM Bar Association, discussed legal and other barriers facing undocumented students seeking to complete law school and enter into the practice of law.