Sylvia Lazos is the Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.
On May 13, Professor Lazos attended Governor Sandoval’s signing ceremony for bill AB27. The newly signed bill will make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to receive a Nevada teaching license.
Professor Lazos, who also serves as vice-chair of the Latino Leadership Council, said the “bill better reflects a changing Nevada.”
"These laws that prohibit non-citizens from getting licensed come from another era, another time, when many states were hostile to Germans, Catholics, Irish," she said. "Modern Nevada is not protectionist, not anti-immigrant, not anti-foreigner. It's a wonderful day for Nevada to affirm that."
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.