Selected Topics in Anti-discrimination Law

Catalog No.: 622

Course Description:

In this seminar we will explore the concept of discrimination in case law, philosophy and legal theory.

We will investigate some of the main concepts that crop up in contemporary anti-discrimination law and its associated literature. That includes the concept of discrimination itself. We will also investigate some of the possible rationales for having anti-discrimination laws, with a view to seeing what implications those rationales might have for doctrine and policy.

We will also discuss the doctrinal frameworks in several key areas of antidiscrimination law and will discuss how these frameworks have applied to different types of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.