Rigel Oliveri


Room 317

Rigel C. Oliveri

Associate Professor of Law

BA, with Highest Distinction, University of Virginia, '94
JD, Order of the Coif, Stanford Law School, '99

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Oliveri joined the law faculty in 2005. She was tenured in 2009 and currently serves as the Law School’s Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Oliveri served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice through the Honors Graduate Program. She practiced in the Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section. She litigated a number of significant cases involving housing discrimination and sexual harassment in housing. In 2003 she was awarded a Special Commendation from the Attorney General for outstanding service. Professor Oliveri attended Stanford Law School, where she was an Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following her graduation, Professor Oliveri clerked for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in Tulsa, OK.

Professor Oliveri’s scholarship focuses on housing discrimination, residential segregation, and sexual harassment. Her published work has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, among other journals. She teaches Fair Housing, Employment Discrimination, Civil Procedure, and Pretrial Litigation.

Latest News

Dean Oliveri Presents at Fair Housing Training Conference

Disparate Impact Claims an Important Legal Option: Professor Oliveri

Housing Discrimination Article by Professor Oliveri Cited in Amicus Brief

Dean Oliveri featured on HECTV program discussing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fair Housing Subject of Presentations by Dean Oliveri

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Most Recent Publications

Disparate Impact and Integration: With TDHCA v. Inclusive Communities the Supreme Court Retains an Uneasy Status Quo, __ JOURNAL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW __ (forthcoming 2016).

Beyond Disparate Impact: How the Fair Housing Movement Can Move On, 54 WASHBURN LAW JOURNAL 625 (2015)

Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions, 67 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 1401 (2015)

ISO Roommate: Fair-housing Laws Don't Apply, WASHINGTON POST, March 24, 2012 at A15

Discriminatory Housing Advertisements On-Line: Lessons from Craigslist, 43 INDIANA LAW REVIEW 1125 (2010)

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