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Brian K. Landsberg

Brian K. Landsberg

Distinguished Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
LL.B., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Certificate in African Law, University of London


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Professor Landsberg worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, from 1964 to1986. As a trial attorney, he was associate counsel in the Selma, Alabama civil rights cases. He later supervised the division’s Education Section for five years and then headed the Appellate Section for 12 years. Professor Landsberg was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University for four years. He has been a professor at McGeorge School of Law since 1986. In 1993, Professor Landsberg took a six-month leave of absence to serve in the No. 2 post in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, where he was an Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He has taught at the McGeorge Institute on International Legal Studies in Salzburg and at the International Law Institute, Kampala, Uganda, and served as Program Director, Summer Law Institute, Kenneth Wang School of Law, Suzhou, China. He was Program Director for the McGeorge Rule of Law Program in China, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also taught as a visiting professor at UC Berkeley. Professor Landsberg is the author of Enforcing Civil Rights: Race Discrimination and the Department of Justice and Free at Last to Vote: The Alabama Origins of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He has co-authored Global Issues in Employment Discrimination Law and Global Issues in Constitutional Law (with Professor Leslie Jacobs).

Courses: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Lawyering

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