Michael Kaufman is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the ChildLaw and Education Institute, and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is the author of over 50 books and countless law review articles, many of them regarding education law. In 2006, Dean Kaufman published one of the nation’s leading treatises and textbooks, Education Law, Policy and Practice. Kaufman also has been elected President and Vice President of the Board of Education of North Shore School District 112, and has served on that Board since 1997. Before joining the law faculty at Loyola University Chicago, Kaufman served as the judicial clerk for Judge Nathaniel Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1983, and from Kenyon College in 1980.