Rigel C. Oliveri

Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law

School of Law

Contact Information

Address317 Hulston Hall
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Education BA, with Highest Distinction, University of Virginia, '94
JD, Order of the Coif, Stanford Law School, '99

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Fair Housing
  • Sexual Harassment

About Rigel Oliveri

Professor Oliveri is a nationally recognized expert on fair housing law. Her scholarship focuses on housing discrimination, residential segregation, zoning and property rights, and sexual harassment. Her published work has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, among other journals. She teaches Fair Housing, Employment Discrimination, and Civil Procedure.

Professor Oliveri joined the law faculty in 2005. She was tenured in 2009 and served as the Law School’s Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development from 2009 until 2015.

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 and tried 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.

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