Faculty Biography

Jonathan P. Read

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD 1998, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA 1989, University of California, San Diego

Areas of Expertise

Professor Read teaches education law.

Professional Experience

Read is a partner at the law firm of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP in San Diego, where he serves as co-chair of the firm's Student and Special Education Practice Group. Read designed and delivered the first-ever comprehensive special education training program for the Los Angeles Unified School District's charter schools. Prior to law school, Read was an elementary school teacher and a one-to-one aide for severely disabled students.

Honors and Affiliations

From 2008-2009, Read was a member of the Special Education Advisory Panel for the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Key Works

Read’s publications include ELLs With Disabilities: A Guide to Leading Assessment and Intervention (with Butterfield) (LRP Publications, 2011) and “Access to Achievement: The Changing Landscape of FAPE" in Urban Perspectives (Vol. 15 No. 2, 2009).

Fall 2014 Classes

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Office Hours

Office hours by appointment

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