Welcome to Future of Latinos, a nation-wide, interdisciplinary research initiative of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). This project is devoted to producing innovative scholarship on the Latino population in the United States and locating the sites of intervention that promise to be most impactful in promoting opportunity and mobility through law and policy. We are committed to research that will make a difference: Our aim is to generate findings that can be utilized by organizations and individuals who work to advance justice for the Latino community.

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On October 12, 2018, Robert Nelson and Meghan Dawe presented a white paper Latinxs in the Legal Profession: A Statistical Portrait at The State of Latinos in the Law Symposium: Identifying Challenges, Defining Strategies and Impacting the Pipeline. The event was hosted by Chief Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

On June 8, 2018, the Network for Justice will hold its next Advisory Council meeting in Los Angeles.

On March 2, 2018, we collaborated with Stephen Zack and Luis Suarez of Boies, Schiller, and Flexner to hold the Miami Leadership Summit at the Miami-Dade College – Wolfson Campus. The convening brought together leading scholars, legal practitioners, and media representatives in the Miami area to explore key areas of opportunity through educational innovation, broadcasting, and a vibrant economy. Read the press release for the Miami Leadership Summit here and some local media coverage of the event here.

On January 6, 2018, the Network for Justice held its first Advisory Council meeting at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.