Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group

Who We Are

We are a group of scholars from multiple academic disciplines from five continents, joined together by an interest in the study of comparative anti-discrimination law. Some of us are senior scholars with endowed chairs, others are junior faculty or graduate students.

Where We Are

We teach and study at dozens of universities, including:

  • Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Berkeley Law
  • Brescia University
  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Colombia Law School
  • Deakin University, Australia
  • European University Institute, Florence
  • Fordham University
  • Hanyang University School of Law, Korea
  • Harvard University
  • Humboldt University, Berlin
  • Indian Institute of Public Administration, India
  • Instituto de Derecho Comparado Franco-Argentino
  • International University College of Turin, Italy
  • Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Istanbul University, Turkey
  • Kabarak University, Kenya
  • Keio University, Japan
  • King’s College London
  • Kwangshin University, Korea
  • London School of Economics, England
  • Loyola Law School
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • Masaryk University-Brno, Czech Republic
  • Melbourne Law School, Australia
  • Monash University, Australia
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • New York University
  • NOVA Southeastern University
  • Pace Law School
  • Paris Nanterre University, France
  • Sciences-Po Paris, France
  • Seikei University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Stanford Law School
  • Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Temple University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA), Rome
  • The University of Dublin, Ireland
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
  • Universidad Nebrija, Spain
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • University College London, England
  • University of Akron
  • University of Alcala, Spain
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of Bergamo, Italy
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of El Salvador, Argentina
  • University of Florence, Italy
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hasselt, Belgium
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Iceland
  • University of Illinois Springfield
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Leeds, England
  • University of Leicester, England
  • University of Lund, Sweden
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Milano, Italy
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New South Whales, Sydney
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Paris I (Sorbonne-Pantheon)
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • University of Trento, Italy
  • University of Valencia, Spain
  • University of York
  • Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Virginia Polytech Institute and State University
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India
  • Willamette University
  • Yale Law School
  • Yeshiva University

Others of us can be found at government organizations, including the French anti-discrimination agency and the European Commission, and NGO’s, including the Open Society Justice Initiative.

What We Do

We meet more or less monthly, face-to-face in Berkeley, and by internet-based video conference from our homes and offices around the world, to present our work in progress, and to discuss developments in comparative anti-discrimination law.  Recent presentations have included: the European Court of Human Rights Crucifix in the classroom case, the question of “color-blindness” in the United States and Europe, comparative affirmative action, the development of disability rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, same-sex marriage in the United States and Europe, and the evolving equality jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice.