Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
This course will provide an overview of federal constitutional and statutory antidiscrimination law. The course will explore discrimination in a range of contexts, including employment, education, housing, and the criminal justice system with a focus on discrimination based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability, although some attention will also be given to discrimination based on other characteristics. The course will encourage students to consider the role of law in addressing discrimination and inequality. Students will explore frameworks for antidiscrimination law, constitutional and statutory doctrines, models of bias, and affirmative action. The course will also explore questions about the development, direction, and efficacy of antidiscrimination law.
Professor Deborah Archer