Jorge Ruiz de Velasco

Director of Education
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220
Tel: 510-643-6360
Fax: 510-643-7095
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Jorge Ruiz de Velasco is Director of the Warren Institutes's program on Education Law and Policy. The focus of his work is on the study and promotion of change in public schools, the implications of education reform for disadvantaged students, education law and policy, and the effect of immigration on schools and communities. Prior to his appointment at the Institute, Jorge served as Director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford University; and has also served terms as a Program Officer for Educational Opportunity and Scholarship at the Ford Foundation, and as a Senior Program Officer at both the James Irvine and William & Flora Hewlett Foundations. Jorge also served as a Senior Research Associate at The Urban Institute and as a lawyer and policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Jorge is an graduate of Harvard College, where he graduated cum laude, in 1984 and is an alum of the Boalt Hall School of Law, where he earned the J.D. degree with the class of 1987. Subsequently, he earned an M.A. in Education Administration and Policy Analysis (1994) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (1999), both from Stanford University.

A.B., cum laude, Harvard College (1984)
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law (1987)
M.A., Stanford University (1999)
Ph.D., Stanford University (1999)