Perspectives on Employment Discrimination
This course will examine issues at the frontiers of employment discrimination law. Among the topics will be discrimination in high-level employment such as law firms, executive positions, and academia, recent developments in the law and theory of stereotyping, identity performance, and subconscious bias, inquiry into the different manifestations of employment discrimination at both the high and the low end of the pay scale. Special emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary approaches (economic, sociological, and comparative) to the questions of how and why employment discrimination occurs and if and how law can eliminate or remedy it. The seminar will feature invited speakers. This 2-unit seminar will meet over the course of the academic year. Grading will be done on the basis of short papers that will be submitted before each class meeting.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.