Rigel C. Oliveri

Rigel C. Oliveri
  • Fair Housing
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Civil Procedure
  • Pretrial Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Gender and the Law
  • Reproductive Rights
Associate Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty Research Law

BA with Highest Distinction (1994) University of Virginia
JD Order of the Coif (1999) Stanford Law School

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.

Academic Journals

Beyond Disparate Impact: How the Fair Housing Movement Can Move On, __ WASHBURN LAW JOURNAL __ (forthcoming 2015).
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Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions, __ FLORIDA LAW REVIEW __ (2014).
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Discriminatory Housing Advertisements On-Line: Lessons from Craigslist , 43 INDIANA LAW REVIEW 1125 (2010).
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Landlords, Latinos, Anti-Illegal Immigrant Ordinances, and Housing Discrimination, 62 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW 55 (2009).
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Is Acquisition Everything? Protecting the Rights of Occupants Under the Fair Housing Act , 43 HARVARD CIVIL RIGHTS-CIVIL LIBERTIES LAW REVIEW 1 (2008).
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New Look at Sexual Harassment under the Fair Housing Act: The Forgotten Role of 3604(c) with Robert G. Schwemm, 2002 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 771.
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Statutory Rape Law and Enforcement in the Wake of Welfare Reform, 52 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 463 (2000).
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Crossing the Line: The Political and Moral Battle over Late-Term Abortion, 10 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM 397 (1998).
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Additional Publications

ISO Roommate: Fair-housing Laws Don't Apply, WASHINGTON POST, March 24, 2012 at A15.
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Valley Park Needs to Shut Down its War on Immigrants, ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, April 2, 2007 at B7.
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When Zoning Rules Hurt Children, ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, May 25, 2006 at D11.
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Complete Listing of Publications