Michael Rebell

  • Adjunct Professor of Law

Michael A. Rebell is a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School and a professor of practice in law and educational policy at Teachers College at Columbia University. His scholarly interests include equity in education, the role of the courts in institutional reform litigations, and social reform. He is the executive director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College.

Rebell co-founded for The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. and served as executive director and counsel there from 1993 to 2005. The nonprofit coalition of parent and advocacy organizations seeks to reform the way education funds are distributed to public school students in the city and state of New York. His publications include “Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity Through the State Courts,” University 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, and “Educational Policy Making and the Courts: An Empirical Study of Judicial Activism (with Arthur R. Block),” University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Before joining Columbia Law School, he was a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School from 1982 to 1998, and a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 2008.

Rebell earned his LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1970 and his B.A. from Harvard College in 1965.