Law 796:  Comparative Equality Law

Comparative Equality Law uses a problem-based approach to examine how the law protects equality rights in different jurisdictions. The course will comparatively examine US, European, and other national, regional, and international legal systems (including those of India, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, and South Africa) and provide a global overview of legal protection from and legal responses to inequalities. The course covers 6 topic modules:

  1. Theories and sources of contemporary equality law;
  2. Employment discrimination law (race, sex, age, disability, LGBTQI+);
  3. Equality and religion (secularism, human rights and the legal rights of religious minorities);
  4. Sexual harassment/violence;
  5. Rights of persons with disabilities; and
  6. Affirmative action (race, caste, origin)/gender parity.


9:30 am - noon, August 29th-October 31st and 8:30 am - 11:00 am, November 7th-December 5th.

Sequence and Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: papers/projects

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