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Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Senior Research Fellow
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Kimberly Jenkins Robinson is the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor of Law at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law as well as a Professor of Education and Public Policy at UVA. Previously, she 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 analyze how the federal role in education should be restructured to ensure equal access to an excellent education; a federal role for greater equity in school funding; and, the value of considering educational disadvantage in higher education admissions.