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Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Senior Research Fellow
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Kimberly Jenkins Robinson is the Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law as well as a Professor of Education and Public Policy at UVA. She is also the inaugural Director of the Education Rights Institute at UVA Law, which aims to ensure that all students receive a high-quality K–12 education and help schools understand how to address obstacles facing disadvantaged students. Previously, Robinson was a Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law and served in the General Counsel’s Office of the United States Department of Education, where she helped draft federal policy on issues of race, sex, and disability discrimination. Her scholarship examines educational equity, the federal role in education, school funding, and civil rights. Her recent publications include her edited books, A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy and The Enduring Legacy of Rodriguez: Creating New Pathways to Equal Educational Opportunity (with Charles Ogletree, Jr.).