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About David B Oppenheimer

David Benjamin Oppenheimer is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Professional Skills at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, Oppenheimer clerked for California Chief Justice Rose Bird. He thereafter worked as a staff attorney for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, prosecuting discrimination cases, and was the founding director of the Boalt Hall Employment Discrimination Clinic. Professor Oppenheimer has presented scholarly papers on discrimination law at numerous universities, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, Duke, Oxford, Heidelberg, Free University Berlin, King's College London, Alma Mater Bologna and the University of Paris, and at the annual meetings of the Association of American Law Schools and the American Political Science Association. He has published articles on discrimination law in the Pennsylvania Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Human Rights Law, the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Droit et Cultures, and many others, and was a contributor to MacKinnon and Siegel’s Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (Yale University Press 2003) and Freidman’s Employment Discrimination Stories. His co-authored book, Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society (with M. Brown, M. Carnoy, E. Currie, T. Duster, M. Shultz & D. Wellman) (University of California Press 2003, paperback 2005) won the 2004 Benjamin L. Hooks outstanding book award.


Present Clinical Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

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