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Mark Yudof: A Career Teaching Law, Pursuing Equity in Education, and Leading Public Universities

Interviewee(s):
Yudof, Mark
Interviewer(s):
Burnett, Paul
Title:
Mark Yudof: A Career Teaching Law, Pursuing Equity in Education, and Leading Public Universities
Abstract:
Mark Yudof is the former President of the University of California and Professor Emeritus of Law at UC Berkeley, following his retirement in 2016. A leader in education reform in the 1970s and 80s, Professor Yudof spent much of his career teaching law at the University of Texas at Austin, and participated in historic cases of corporate contract law. He rose to become Dean of the Law School there, Provost of the University of Texas system and, after seven years as President of the University of Minnesota, the Chancellor of the University of Texas. From 2007 until 2013, Yudof reorganized the University of California in the midst of the greatest fiscal crisis since the Great Depression.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Interview date(s):
2015 2016 2017
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Rights:
Yudof, Mark. "Mark Yudof: A Career Teaching Law, Pursuing Equity in Education, and Leading Public Universities." Interview by Paul Burnett in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2018.