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264.51 sec. 001 - Comparative Equality Practicum Seminar (Fall 2023)

Instructor: David B Oppenheimer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 111
From August 21, 2023
To December 04, 0023

Course Start: August 21, 2023
Course End: December 04, 0023

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

Students enrolled in the Comparative Equality Law Practicum & Seminar will study comparative equality law in a weekly seminar and conduct 8 hours/week of legal research and advocacy work on equality law cases and/or policy papers under the supervision of Professor David Oppenheimer. Projects may include amicus briefs, policy papers, and intervention in litigation in the United States and elsewhere around the globe.

The plans for the fall semester are still in the initial stages, but are likely to include projects with an equality law clinic in Brussels and a feminist law NGO in London. In past semesters we have worked on:

An amicus brief for the Supreme Court of Japan on behalf of a feminist activist who spoke out against pornography and was sued for defamation;
A policy paper on discrimination against Muslim women and girls in Europe;
A project to reform sexual harassment laws across Africa;
An intersectional employment discrimination case involving disability rights for communities of women of color, with the hope of having an impact on the opportunities of women of color with disabilities to be treated equally in STEM positions.

We work closely with public interest firms and NGOs from around the globe.

Students will work in teams.

Students who wish to enroll should email their cover letter and resume to Professor Oppenheimer's Faculty Assistant, Jessie Davis (

Six of the eight students will be selected by April 21st. To optimize your chance of admission, please apply in early April. Two slots will be held for LLM/transfer students and/or late applications, and will be reviewed soon after August 15.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class may count towards either the J.D. Experiential Requirement or the J.D. Race and Law Requirement but not both.

This class may count towards only one academic requirement.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

Student Services is available to answer questions.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law
Litigation and Procedure
Race and Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, 3rd Edition
    David B. Oppenheimer, Sheila R. Foster, Richard T. Ford, Sora Y. Han
    Edition: Softcover version
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN: 9781788979221
    e-Book Available: Yes
    Price: To Be Determined

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