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Matthew Patrick Shaw

Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Dr. Shaw is a sociologist of law whose research focuses on educational institutions and the students, educators, and communities who engage with them.  As a scholar in the law and society tradition, Dr. Shaw’s work brings together critical legal studies and econometrics to enhance his sociological methods. His current projects are on laws which shape the experiences of undocumented youth as they transition from high school to college, Title IX as directive on educational institutions, and funding challenges experienced by historically Black colleges and universities.