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Monday, April 7, 2014

Professor Sylvia Lazos Named Education Advocate at Inaugural Cesar Chavez Dinner

Sylvia Lazos is the Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 28, she was named the Education Advocate at the inaugural Cesar Chavez Dinner. Hosted by the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus, the event helps provide talented Hispanic students the opportunity to attend college and learn about public service at an early age.

"Since arriving in Las Vegas twelve years ago, Professor Lazos has been an active community leader in the area of education reform and immigration. She has written several policy briefs in the area of education of English Language Learners, high school dropouts, and immigration in Las Vegas. She has served on various committees convened by the Superintendent of Clark County School District to examine historically African American Prime 6 schools, racial disproportionality of disciplinary actions, English Language Learner education and Literacy," the event program reads. 

Professor Lazos is a frequent op-ed contributor, and her expertise is sought by print and broadcast media on a wide range of subjects, including higher education, immigration, race relations, government, voting and initiatives.