High School Law Library Project: Mendez v. Westminster

October 1, 2019, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
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West Adams High School
Los Angeles, CA 92110
Event Type: Diversity Matters Event

From constitutional law texts donated by the University of San Diego's High School Law Library Project, students at West Adams Preparatory compare the Equal Protection rationale applied in Mendez v. Westminster 161 F.2d 774 (9th Cir. 1947), to the appellant’s rationale in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education decision ending racial segregation in U.S schools, there was Mendez v. Westminster. In this precursor to Brown, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declared segregation of Mexican American students in Orange County, California, unconstitutional. Presented by University of San Diego School of Law School’s High School Law Library Project (HSLLP), and in conjunction with the Law School Admission Council's DiscoverLaw program. 

School(s)

University of San Diego School of Law

Is the event private?

Yes
Add to Calendar 2019-10-01T13:15:00 2019-10-01T14:15:00 High School Law Library Project: Mendez v. Westminster Los Angeles CA 92110
October 1, 2019, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
ET
West Adams High School
Los Angeles, CA 92110
Event Type: Diversity Matters Event

From constitutional law texts donated by the University of San Diego's High School Law Library Project, students at West Adams Preparatory compare the Equal Protection rationale applied in Mendez v. Westminster 161 F.2d 774 (9th Cir. 1947), to the appellant’s rationale in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education decision ending racial segregation in U.S schools, there was Mendez v. Westminster. In this precursor to Brown, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declared segregation of Mexican American students in Orange County, California, unconstitutional. Presented by University of San Diego School of Law School’s High School Law Library Project (HSLLP), and in conjunction with the Law School Admission Council's DiscoverLaw program. 

School(s)

University of San Diego School of Law

Is the event private?

Yes