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287.7 sec. 001 - Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Joy Milligan  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    MTuTh 11:20 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Law 240
    From January 13, 2020
    To April 28, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 31953
Class Number: 31953

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 32
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

How does the law address inequality? This course probes the fundamental frameworks of civil rights and anti-discrimination law. Among the topics we will cover are discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion, across a variety of social contexts (schools, work, housing, public accommodations, and the criminal justice system). Students should leave the class with a clear and practical understanding of existing federal law, while being equipped to grapple with questions about the real-world consequences and limits of the current legal frameworks. Because the class emphasizes the application of civil rights law outside the workplace, it is designed to complement Employment Discrimination, and both classes can be productively taken together or in sequence.

Prior to joining the full-time faculty at Berkeley Law, Professor Milligan practiced civil rights law at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF). As an Assistant Counsel in LDF’s Economic Justice section, she litigated employment discrimination, fair housing, racial profiling, and environmental justice cases, including suits against the Chicago Fire Department, New York City Board of Education, New York City Housing Authority, the New York Police Department, and Tennessee state, county, and city agencies. Her work also encompassed regulatory advocacy before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state human rights agencies around the employment rights of people with past criminal convictions, and amicus briefs in class action, arbitration, affirmative action, and minority-set-aside cases in the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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