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Oliveri to Publish New Casebook About Sexual Harassment Law

Professor Rigel Oliveri has co-authored a casebook coming out in November 2019. Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press) is a “comprehensive textbook covering the origins and development of U.S. sexual harassment law in employment, education, housing, prisons, and the military.” The co-authors are professors Jennifer Ann Drobac, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Carrie…

Mizzou Law to Host HUD/DOJ Roundtable on May 2

Professor Rigel Oliveri has been designated as one of the Humans of HUD during Fair Housing Month at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Professor Oliveri was recognized for her work as both a lawyer and academic expert on the issues surrounding sexual harassment of low-income women in housing. HUD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are…

Professor Oliveri’s Work Cited by Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Professor Rigel Oliveri’s work was cited by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In Francis v. Kings Park Manor, Inc., — F.3d —, 2019 WL 1006554 (2d Cir. 2019) the Second Circuit cited Professor Oliveri’s article, “Is Acquisition Everything: Protecting the Rights of Occupants Under the Fair Housing Act,” in upholding a black tenant’s claim against his landlord for failing…

Professor Oliveri Presents Research on Landlord Sexual Harassment at Fair Housing Conference

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri recently participated in the San Diego Fair Housing Center’s Fair Housing Laws & Litigation Conference. She presented the results of her empirical research on sexual harassment in housing to a group of academics and advocates. The research appears in the article “Sexual Harassment of Low-Income Women in Housing: Pilot Study Results” published in the Missouri Law…

Professor Oliveri Discusses Supreme Court Decisions in Fair Housing Cases

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri recently participated in the Real Property Roundtable, an invitation-only workshop at Texas A&M University School of Law. The workshop’s theme was “Where Do We Go from Here? Fair Housing and Community Development at a Crossroads.” She presented an article she is writing about recent Supreme Court jurisprudence regarding municipal parties in fair housing…

Mizzou Law Faculty Presenting at AALS Annual Meeting

Three Mizzou Law faculty members will participate in a range of presentations at the 2019 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-6 in New Orleans, La.   Professor S. David Mitchell, associate dean for academic affairs, will speak on a panel for associate deans for academic affairs and research, “Essential Skills: Leadership, Project Management, Communication, and Integrity.” This…

Prof. Oliveri Studies Sexual Harassment of Low-Income Women in Housing

Professor Rigel Oliveri recently published “Sexual Harassment of Low-Income Women in Housing: Pilot Study Results” in the Missouri Law Review. The research included interviews with 100 randomly selected, low-income women. Of those participants, 10 percent reported being sexually harassed by their landlords. “While the sample was limited, I think the results of this study should be a wake-up call to…

Professor Oliveri Appointed to Columbia Housing Authority Board

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri was appointed by Mayor Brian Treece to serve as a commissioner for the Columbia Housing Authority Board. Professor Oliveri is a nationally recognized expert on fair housing law. The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) provides housing assistance to more than 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County through public housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher…

Professor Oliveri Speaks About Housing Discrimination at City of Columbia Seminar

Professor Rigel Oliveri was among the presenters at the City of Columbia Fair Housing and Lending Seminar in early April. According to a KOMU-TV story, Oliveri spoke in depth about housing discrimination and equal housing initiatives at the event. “Out of over 28,000 complaints filed in 2016, it is estimated that that is such a small fraction of the universe…

Professor Oliveri Says Segregation Still Exists 50 Years After Passage of Fair Housing Act

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri has written about the legislative battle to pass the Fair Housing Act in 1968. She wrote a chapter in the book The Fight for Fair Housing, edited by Georgetown University policy expert Gregory D. Squires and published by Routledge. And she recently published two op-ed articles: “50 Years After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death, America Is…