Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law


Stanford Law School

Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law


Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law uses a problem-based approach to examine a global view of equality and anti-discrimination law, comparing US, European, and other national, regional and international legal systems, including those of India, Brazil and South Africa.

Topics include

  • theories and sources of equality law
  • employment discrimination and harassment (race, sex, age, disability)
  • affirmative action (race, caste, origin)/gender parity
  • marriage equality (race, sexual orientation)
  • hate speech (race, sex, religion)
  • reproductive rights
  • secularism and the rights of religious minorities

The course material will be delivered through online presentations that mix brief lectures with recordings of group discussions, debates, and interviews with 36 scholars and activists from six continents. The on-line materials are supplemented by a textbook, Oppenheimer, Foster, Han & Ford, Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law (second edition 2017), which is available as a paperback or in Kindle format.

It will take approximately 20 hours to complete this course.

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