Michael A. Rebell

Adjunct Professor of Law

Office: 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1373
New York NY 10027
Tel: 646-745-8288
Fax: 646-745-8292
Email: mar224@columbia.edu
B.A., Harvard College, 1965; LL.B., Yale Law School, 1970. Scholarly interests include equity in education, the role of the courts in institutional reform litigations, and social reform. Executive Director of the Campaign for Educational Equity,Teachers College. Co-Counsel for Plaintiffs in CFE v. State of New York, 100 N.Y. 2d 893 ( 2003); Jose P. v. Sobol; 557 F. Supp. 1230 (E.D.N.Y. 1983). Special Master in Allen v. Parks (Sup. Ct., Mass., No. 14948), 1985-1994; Co-founder and Executive Director and Counsel from 1993-2005 for The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. a non-profit coalition of parent and advocacy organizations which seeks to reform the way education funds are distributed to public school students in the City and State of New York. Books include Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity Through the State Courts (U of Chicago Press, 2009); Moving Every Child Ahead: From NCLB Hype to Meaningful Educational Opportunity, with Jessica R. Wolff (Teachers College Press, 2007), Equality and Education, with Arthur R. Block (Princeton University Press, 1985); Educational Policy Making and the Courts: An Empirical Study of Judicial Activism, with Arthur R. Block (University of Chicago Press, 1982). Articles include “Safeguarding the Right To A Sound Basic Education in Times of Fiscal Constraint,”75 Alb. L.Rev.1855 (2012), “The Right to Comprehensive Educational Opportunity,” 47 Harv. Civ. Rts-Civ. Lib L. Rev.47 ( 2012), ``Poverty, Meaningful Educational Opportunity and the Necessary Role of the Courts,'' 85 N. Car.  L.  Rev. 1467 ( 2007). Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School, 1982-1998; Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2008, Professor of Practice in Law and Educational Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2005 - Present.