Daniel Losen
Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies


  • Accountability
  • Behavior
  • Graduation rate
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Race and diversity
  • Special education

Daniel J. Losen is the director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project/Projecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) at UCLA. He has worked at the CRP since 1999, when it was affiliated with Harvard Law School. His work concerns the impact of law and policy on the rights of children of color, children with disabilities and language minority students to equal educational opportunity. On these and related topics he conducts law and policy research; publishes books, reports and articles; has testified before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations; helps draft model legislation; and provides guidance to policymakers, educators and civil rights advocates. His publications include three books: “Closing the School Discipline Gap: Equitable Remedies for Excessive Exclusion,” published in 2015 by Teachers College Press, “The School to Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform,” published by NYU Press in 2010, and “Racial Inequity in Special Education,” published by Harvard Education Press in 2002. He has a law degree and a master’s in education.