Michael J. Kaufman Dean and Professor of Law
Education Law and Equity
Badges and Incidents: A Transdisciplinary History of the Right to Education in America (Cambridge, forthcoming 2019)
Kaufman is dean of Loyola’s School of Law and a prolific scholar in the areas of securities, civil procedure, and education law. Examining law, education, history, political science, economics, psychology, and neuroscience, Kaufman’s new book discusses how the design of the American educational system fails to accurately reflect how people actually live and learn. By placing contemporary challenges in context and endorsing social constructivist pedagogy as the best path forward, Kaufman’s study will help advocates of equity in education navigate a contentious political climate with an eye toward future reform efforts.