Adjunct Professor Paul Grossman is the Chief Regional Civil Rights Attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights in San Francisco. Following graduation from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in his career with the Department, he has investigated and resolved every possible type of education civil rights matter including desegregating schools in the South, securing bilingual education curricula for immigrant students, obtaining tenure for female professors, elevating the quality of facilities available to female athletes, rectifying an educational environments that are hostile on the basis of race, national origin or disability, defining an "appropriate education" for elementary students irrespective of the severity of their disabilities, and developing the foundational principles for the application of disability law to students in higher education. On the later topic, Professor Grossman is a much sought after national speaker, regularly guest lecturing at law schools and schools of education such as Boalt, Stanford, UC Davis, Sacramento State University, Ohio State University, and the University of Texas. In several journals, Professor Grossman has also published on this topic.
Professor Grossman founded the disability law program at Hastings ten years ago and has been involved with it since then. The issue currently of most interest to Professor Grossman is securing access to a college education for veterans with disabilities returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. On this topic, Professor Grossman is currently advising the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights and the Office of the Vice President of the United States.