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Stanford’s Course on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

Registrations are open for Stanford University’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law. This online course is taught entirely in English and takes roughly 16 weeks to complete with an average commitment of 4-6 hours per week. The course features 38 speakers from around the world that will equip you with a diverse view of anti-discrimination laws around the world.

In this course you will learn about the theories, sources and instruments of equality law and explore various types of discrimination including employment discrimination and harassment (sex, age, disability, race). The course will also explore other pressing human rights issues such as hate speech based on race, sex and religion and marriage equality related to race and sexual orientation. You will also learn about gender parity, reproductive rights, the rights of religious minorities and what affirmative action looks like in various countries of the world.

Together with your peers you will discuss topics such as sexual harassment and remedies in the workplace, Headscarf law and the “Burqa Ban”, and the impact of direct and indirect discrimination in society.

The lead instructors of this course are Richard Thompson Ford, expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law and Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, and David B. Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

While you can audit the course for free, you can also opt-in for a verified certificate for an extra fee. Financial aid is available for those who qualify through the course provider.

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