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Goodwin Liu Elected to Alliance for Excellent Education’s Board of Directors

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Goodwin Liu Elected to Alliance for Excellent Education’s Board of Directors

Goodwin Liu, law professor at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

“Mr. Liu’s deep commitment to civil rights and education policy will contribute richly to the Alliance’s mission to improve the nation’s secondary schools,” said Dan Leeds, chairman of the board of the Alliance for Excellent Education. “His expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to work to ensure that every child graduates from high school prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.”

Liu has been affiliated with the Alliance for Excellent Education since it was launched in 2001, serving for six years as a member of the organization’s National Advisory Board. A specialist in constitutional law, education policy, civil rights, and the Supreme Court, Liu is also co-director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley.  Before joining the Boalt faculty in 2003, Liu was appellate litigator at O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court.  He also served as special assistant to the deputy secretary of education during the Clinton administration.  A Stanford alumnus, Rhodes Scholar, and graduate of Yale Law School, Liu serves on the board of directors of the ACLU of Northern California, the American Constitution Society, and Chinese for Affirmative Action.  He is currently chair of the Haas Center for Public Service National Advisory Board at Stanford University, and from 2001-2004, was a vice-chair of Stanford’s Trustee Task Force on Minority Alumni Relations.


The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.

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