Christopher Edley, Jr.
Christopher Edley, Jr. is the cofounder and president emeritus of the Opportunity Institute. He was appointed by Secretary Arne Duncan to cochair the congressionally chartered National Commission on Education Equity and Excellence. He was dean of Berkeley Law and continues there as the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law, teaching administrative law and education law. Previously, Edley taught at Harvard Law School, where he cofounded the Harvard Civil Rights Project. Edley served in White House policy and budget positions and held senior positions in five presidential campaigns. He received his JD and MPP from Harvard University.