Faculty Biography

Frank R. Kemerer

Associate Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Center for Education Policy & Law

  • PhD, 1975, Stanford University
  • MA, 1968, Stanford University
  • AB, 1963, Stanford University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Frank Kemerer teaches education law and policy courses at the University of San Diego School of Law and School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

Professional Experience

Kemerer taught education law for nearly thirty years as Regents Professor at the University of North Texas in Denton. While there, he also served as director of the Center for the Study of Education Reform and conducted studies on school choice, charter schools, and voucher programs.

Honors and Affiliations

Kemerer serves as associate director for research and academic affairs at the Center for Education Policy and Law, which operates under the auspices of both schools and provides research opportunities for students.

Key Works

Kemerer's published books include California School Law, 2nd Ed. (with Sansom) (Stanford University Press, 2009); California School Law, 3rd Ed. (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2013); School Choice Tradeoffs: Liberty, Equity, and Diversity (University of Texas Press, 2002); School Choice and Social Controversy: Politics, Policy and Law (Brookings Institution Press, 1999); William Wayne Justice: A Judicial Biography (University of Texas Press, 1991); and Constitutional Rights and Student Life: Value Conflict in Law and Education (West Publishing Company, 1979).

Spring 2014 Classes

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Contact Information

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 275-E
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-7789


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