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264.52 sec. 001 - Comparative Equality Practicum (Spring 2024)

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

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: May 08, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 10
As of: 05/25 11:56 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 spring semester are still in the initial stages. Past projects have included amicus briefs before non-U.S. courts and commissions, and policy papers written in collaboration with NGOs from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. 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 (jadavis@berkeley.edu). Please apply by midnight on November 11 to be in the first group reviewed.

Enrollment will be by rolling admissions.

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Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


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
Practicums
Race and Law

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  • Comparative Equality and Anti-discrimination Law
    David Benjamin Oppenheimer, Sheila R. Foster, Sora Y. Han, Richard Thompson Ford
    ISBN: 9781788979221
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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