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About this course

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

The course covers five topic modules: employment discrimination and harassment (race, sex, age, disability); marriage equality (race, same-sex); affirmative action (race, caste, origin)/gender parity; hate speech (race, sex, religion); and secularism and the rights of religious minorities.

Visit ComparativeEquality.org for additional information about the course, including bios of the 38 speakers who appear in this course.

What you'll learn

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  • 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

Meet your instructors

Richard Thompson Ford
George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School
Stanford University
David B. Oppenheimer
Clinical Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley

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Is a textbook required?

A textbook is not required; however, Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, Third Edition enhances the course experience, and is available for a discountsd price from the publisher.