About Us

Mission Statement

The Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law is a group of over 800 academics, advocates, and activists from six continents working together to address the problem of discrimination and inequality.


Our Goals

  • To facilitate the study of comparative equality between scholars, activists, and advocates around the globe;
  • To nurture the work of emerging scholars and activists, and the work of scholars and activists from underrepresented groups and developing countries;
  • To connect the work of global legal scholars and anti-discrimination/equality body workers in enforcing anti-discrimination law;
  • To serve as a multinational virtual think tank on comparative equality and anti-discrimination law, seeking innovative approaches to the problem of inequality;
  • To host and to mentor visiting legal scholars at Berkeley Law and other host/participant universities;
  • To publish papers and books on comparative anti-discrimination law, sharing this information with other scholars, and with legislators, equality bodies, litigators, and jurists.
  • To encourage collaboration with scholars and legal practitioners working in different legal systems.

Participating and Influencing Issues of the Day

The Center has issue-focused working groups on important current topics, including Sexual Harassment/Violence; Pay Equity/Fairness; Disability Rights; Equality Rights of Immigrants and Climate Refugees; Age Discrimination; Digital Equality; Global Systemic Racism; Early Career Network; and COVID-19. 

Where We Are

  • American University
  • Australian National University
  • Berkeley Law
  • Bond University
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University
  • Bucerius Law School
  • California Western School of Law
  • Cardiff University
  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Caruso School of Law
  • Catholic University of Louvain
  • Central European University
  • Charles University
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • China University of Political Science and Law
  • Chonman National University
  • Columbia University
  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • Cornell University
  • CQ University
  • Diego Portales University
  • Dokuz Eylul University
  • Duke University
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Elizabeth Haub School of Law
  • Erasmus School of Law
  • Essex University
  • Europa University at Frankfurt
  • European University, Cypress
  • European University, Flensburg
  • Ewha Women’s University
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown Law
  • Ghent University
  • Golden Gate University
  • Hacettepe University
  • Hanyang University School of Law
  • Harvard University
  • Hasselt University
  • Hebron University
  • Henry Radzyner Law School
  • Howard University
  • Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
  • Indiana University Robert H. Mckinney School of Law
  • International University College of Turin
  • Istanbul Bilgi University
  • Istanbul University
  • ITAM University
  • James Cook University
  • Kabarak University
  • Keele University
  • Keio University
  • Kellogg College
  • Kent Law School
  • King’s College London School of Law
  • Kisii University School of Law
  • Koc University Law School
  • Leiden University
  • Loyola Law School
  • Lund University
  • Maastricht University
  • Macquarie Law School
  • Masaryk University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Melbourne Law School
  • Monash University
  • Nalsar University of Law
  • National University
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • National University of Singapore
  • National University of the Third of February
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Peking University
  • Pontifica Universidad Catolica, Argentina
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Portsmouth Law School
  • Protestant University of Applied Sciences
  • Queen Mary University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University
  • Queen’s University Belfast School of Law
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Rhodes University
  • Rio de Janeiro Law School
  • RMIT University
  • Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Rutgers University
  • Ryerson University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sciences Po School of Law
  • Seoul National University
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Soochow University School of Law
  • South East European University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • St. John’s Law School
  • Stanford Law
  • State University of Semarang
  • Stockholm University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School
  • Tel-Aviv University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Free University of Brussels
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The National University of Ireland Galway
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Turn
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UC Hastings Law
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UCLA Law
  • UConn Law
  • Ukranian Catholic University
  • Umea University
  • Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Universidad de Palermo
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Regensburg
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Universite Libre des Bruxelles
  • Universite Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne
  • Universiteit Hasselt
  • University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law
  • University College London
  • University de Trento
  • University of Alcala
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Bergamo
  • University of Bergen
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bocconi
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Brescia
  • University of Bristol Law School
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chile
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Colorado Law School
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • University of Deusto
  • University of El Salvador, Argentina
  • University of Florence
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • University of Frankfort
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Hafia
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Iceland
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • University of International Business and Economics Law School
  • University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Ljubljana
  • University of Lund
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Milan
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of North Carolina Law School
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pablode Olavid
  • University of Paris Ouest Nanterre
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Prishtina
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Sao Paulo
  • University of South Africa
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of the Basque Country
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwaterstrand, Johannesburg
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Trento
  • University of Valencia
  • University of Verona
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Vigo
  • University of Windsor
  • Uppsala University
  • Utrecht University School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Western Sydney University
  • Willamette University Law School
  • Wuhan University
  • Yale University
  • York University, Canada

Others of us can be found at government organizations, including the French and German anti-discrimination agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council, the European Commission, the United Nations and NGO’s, including the Open Society Justice Initiative.