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Lecture and discussion, "52 Years After Hernandez v. Texas"

Who: Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair and Director, Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance at the University of Houston Law Center

Tracey L. Meares, Max Pam Professor of Law and Director, Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School

What: Lecture and Discussion "52 Years After Hernandez v. Texas"

Before Brown v. Board of Education, there was Hernandez v. Texas (1954), a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that Mexican-Americans were a discrete group for the purposes of applying the Equal Protection Clause. Hernandez established an important legal precedent, and was the first Supreme Court case argued by Mexican-American lawyers. Professors Olivas and Meares will discuss the significance and legacy of this historic decision.

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6 pm.

Where: Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., University of Chicago campus.

Presented by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies.
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