Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles

Gary Orfield is Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at UCLA. He was the co-founder and director of the Civil Rights Project (http://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/), the nation’s leading research center on issues of civil rights and racial inequality, which moved from Harvard University to UCLA in 2007, and was renamed the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. Professor Orfield's principal interest is in the development and implementation of social policy, with a focus on the impact of policy on equal opportunity for success in American society. School desegregation and the implementation of civil rights laws have been central issues throughout his career

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles