Law 963 - Employment Discrimination

Cheryl I. Harris

Cheryl I. Harris

Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
B.A. Wellesley, 1973
J.D. Northwestern, 1978.
UCLA Faculty Since 1998
Course Description:

This course examines the regulation of employment discrimination through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related laws. It offers an introduction to the major doctrinal frameworks deployed in conceptualizing and relating difference, discrimination, and equality in the workplace. Race and sex are the primary focus, but with attention to and comparison with disability, sexual orientation and, to a lesser extent, age and religion.

The course provides examples of contemporary employment discrimination problems and a view of some of the relevant theoretical foundations and debates in anti-discrimination law.

Evaluation will be based on a paper analyzing an issue or case involving employment discrimination. This paper will not fulfill the SAW requirement.

Course Learning Outcomes:

 Students who successfully complete this course will develop an understanding of the major legal doctrines and provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 governing employment in the workplace.  They will also develop skills in legal analysis and critical thinking.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Harris 20S 963 LEC 1 Unscheduled 2.0 No No
  Course meets 1/6 - 1/10 and 1/13 - 1/16 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in room 1337. Early drop deadline: 12/4/2019.