Best Practices  
 

The Louis D. Brandeis Center will be a source of "best practices" information, documentation, advice and analysis for university administrators, counsel, faculty, and others. We will provide "best practices" support on a wide range of compliance matters, including issues relating to non-discrimination policies, the First Amendment, academic freedom, communications, orientation and training.

Communications
Many university presidents, as well as a few public leaders and nongovernmental organizations, have provided strong examples of clear, firm, specific communications which can effectively address or avert anti-Semitic incidents.   
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Anti-Discrimination Policy
A strong anti-discrimination policy should clearly articulate the forms of conduct that meet the definition of anti-Semitism.
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Freedom of Speech
When universities respond to hate and bias incidents, it is critical for them to adhere to legal and institutional norms regarding the freedom of speech.
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Academic Freedom
Various institutions have addressed how combating campus anti-Semitism fits well with academic freedom.
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Orientation and Training
A comprehensive approach to campus anti-Semitism includes not only legally correct policies but also appropriate orientation and training. 
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  "We urge Jewish leaders to cooperate, in serious cases, with organizations like the Louis D. Brandeis Center … which have been established to combat campus anti-Semitism through legal means.”
 
 
National Conference on Jewish Affairs (May 3, 2012)
 
 
 
Students
Faculty
Administrators
If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

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Campus Anti-Semitism
Over 40% of Jewish American college students report that they have experienced or are aware of anti-Semitism on their campuses. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, as endorsed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and U.S. Department of State.
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Dawinder S. Sidhu
Dawinder "Dave" S. Sidhu is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico and has held positions at Oxford University Faculty of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard University's Pluralism Project, the University of Baltimore School of Law, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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