264.52 sec. 001 - Comparative Equality Practicum (Fall 2023)
Instructor: David B Oppenheimer (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Course End: December 06, 2023
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM
Students enrolled in the Comparative Equality Law Practicum & Seminar will conduct 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 will 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 enrolled in the 8 hour/week practicum must also enroll in the 2 unit seminar.
Students who wish to enroll should email their cover letter and resume to Professor Oppenheimer's Faculty Assistant, Jessie Davis (email@example.com).
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.
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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