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Matthew Patrick Shaw

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Education and Law, Vanderbilt University

Matthew Patrick Shaw is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education and Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. An empirical law scholar in the Law and Society tradition, Dr. Shaw studies the nexus of law and educational opportunity with a focus on marginalized populations. His current projects explore immigration law as a constraint on undocumented migrants' educational opportunities, state and federal statutes on vulnerabilities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and property expectations of urban school communities amidst demographic inversion. He holds an Ed.D. in quantitative policy analysis in education, with a concentration in sociology, and an Ed.M. in education policy and management from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia University, and an A.B. in Romance Languages and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Shaw is an Affiliated Scholar with the American Bar Foundation, where he was a doctoral and post-doctoral fellow between 2015-2017.