Professor Oliveri’s Casebook About Sexual Harassment Law Now in Print

Professor Rigel Oliveri has co-authored a casebook, 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 N. Baker, Smith College. The book has a companion Facebook page and website where the authors will provide up-to-date news and articles regarding sexual harassment and related topics.

The book traces the development of American law, practice strategies, and legal reasoning on sexual harassment in employment, education, housing, prisons, the military, online and in public. In addition to careful analysis of relevant law, this textbook examines topics such as press coverage, extralegal responses to misconduct, free speech defenses, and mandatory arbitration, among others. This book incorporates legal theory and practice considerations into every chapter and includes ethics hypotheticals at the end of each chapter to incorporate the study of professional responsibility into this examination of sexual harassment law. Redrafted to spark engaging conversation and further inquiry, this textbook encourages visionary reexamination of sexual harassment in the United States. In the final chapter, the book explores the rise of the #MeToo movement and calls for reform of sexual harassment law to expand coverage, close loopholes, and make the law more effective.