Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination
Georgetown Law has a tradition of promoting social justice through lawyering — topics related to civil rights and antidiscrimination law are woven into our curriculum.
Students can also pursue experiential learning opportunities including clinical courses where they represent real clients in civil rights litigation or participate in legislative and advocacy initiatives for issues such as international women’s rights.
Our faculty includes scholars who are at the forefront of major legal debates involving civil rights and antidiscrimination, writing and advocating on issues such as domestic surveillance and civil rights, privacy rights, poverty and inequality, prison conditions, LGBT rights and affirmative action in education. Their work is considered among the most authoritative in the field — from thought-provoking academic articles to the leading casebook on modern federal civil rights statutes to media commentaries on issues of race relations, police shootings and workplace discrimination.