Exploring Careers in Education & Law: Workshop for Education Policy Associates


Audrey Breen

In April, the Virginia Public Partnership Collaborative hosted a panel for the Education Policy Associates program that focused on an important element of its work: the intersection of education and law.

In April, the Virginia Public Partnership Collaborative hosted a panel for the Education Policy Associates program that focused on an important element of its work: the intersection of education and law. The Education Policy Associates program connects students who want training in education policy with opportunities to work on applied research projects with faculty and education policymakers. The event, accessible via the link below, explored a variety of ways individuals can engage in careers centered in education and the law.

The EPA program was launched this academic year by the Virginia Policy Partnership Collaborative (VPPC), an effort aimed at connecting researchers and students at the University of Virginia with education policy makers to address pressing education problems in the Commonwealth through careful research.

With special guests Bob Pianta, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, Jim Ryan, president of the University of Virginia, and Ian Solomon, dean of the Batten School, the event featured the following panelists:

  • Andrew Gonzales, a student at the Harvard School of Law
  • Jessica Levin, a Senior Attorney at the Education Law Center
  • Kimberly Robinson, a jointly appointed Professor in the UVA School of Law, School of Education & Human Development, and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Joe Rogers the Founder and Facilitator of Total Equity Now

A recording of the event is available through the end of May 2021 (access code M7&ne8h* ).

The VPPC is a joint venture between the School of Education and Human Development and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. For more information about the Education Policy Associates program, visit https://education.virginia.edu/ed-policy-associates.