Visiting Research Fellow, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
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Erik Ludwig is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Gender at the Social Science Research Institute and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. He graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in history and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He spent the past six years as a labor and employment attorney in New York where he played a major role in employment litigation, particularly discrimination and wage and hour class actions, international mergers and acquisitions and consultation with major corporations regarding a wide variety of labor and employment-related issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent four years managing multi-million dollar ballot measure campaigns to protect gay rights laws across the country and trained hundreds of gay rights activists to run similar campaigns and political candidates to run for office. His current research focuses on the scope and extent of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's protections against discrimination in employment. Among his publications includes Protecting Laws Designed to Remedy Anti-Gay Discrimination from Equal Protection Challenges, 8 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 513 (2006).