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About Douglas D. Scherer

Admitted to the bar of Massachusetts. Prior to entering full-time law teaching, Professor Scherer practiced law in Boston. For three years, he served as Legislative Chair of the Boston Branch of the NAACP. He had primary responsibility for political efforts to desegregate the City of Boston public school system, and drafted and lobbied legislation that made Massachusetts the only state in the country that provided minimum wage protection for domestic employees. He served on the staff of the Governor of Massachusetts as Legal Adviser on Civil Rights and served as a Commissioner with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. As a teacher and scholar, Professor Scherer specializes in Constitutional Law, Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination Law. He is the founder and, since 1990, has been the Director of the Legal Education Access Program, the Law Center's academic support and mentoring program for students of color. He is the co-founder and Co-Editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, a peer-reviewed law journal, with law school professors and deans on its Editorial Board, that publishes scholarly articles and symposia dealing with Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Law. He is a former Chair of the Section on Employment Discrimination Law of the Association of American Law Schools, and is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He also serves as the Vice President of Workplace Fairness, a non-profit employee advocacy organization, with principal offices in Washington, D.C., and a website that provides free employee rights and employment policy information to site visitors.


Present Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

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  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Racism & American Law
  • Sex-Based Discrimination Law
  • Torts
  • Administrative Law

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Touro Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY, 11722
Phone: Office: 631-761-7140

Room: 315B