Whether in the classroom or the courtroom, the leadership of the Education Law and Policy Institute blends scholarship and real world experience. Dean Michael Kaufman is a widely-published author, including a leading education law textbook. A distinguished educator, Institute director Miranda Johnson is also a longtime advocate for children's rights. Kathleen Hirsman, the senior lecturer in residence, has over 25 years of experience in school law practice. Further support comes from a number of esteemed Loyola faculty members.