Professor Stephanie Bornstein teaches and writes in the areas of employment and labor law, antidiscrimination law, and civil procedure. Her scholarship focuses on legal and administrative strategies to reduce racial and gender inequality in the workplace and ensure access to justice in civil litigation. From 2019-2020, Bornstein served as the Chair of the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law. For its 10th edition, forthcoming in 2021, she will join as co-author of a leading casebook in the field, Sullivan & Zimmer’s CASES & MATERIALS ON EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION (Aspen).
Bornstein’s scholarship has been cited in enforcement efforts by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Since 2011, five of Bornstein’s law review articles have been cited in amicus briefs filed by national organizations in five different cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Her article, Reckless Discrimination, 105 California L. Rev. 1055 (2017), was selected as a winner of the 2017 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Call for Papers competition. Her article, Disclosing Discrimination, forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review, was selected for presentation at the 2020 Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
Prior to joining the University of Florida law faculty, Bornstein served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law; as a Faculty Fellow and Deputy Director of UC Hastings’ Center for WorkLife Law; and as a staff attorney at national public interest law center Equal Rights Advocates. Bornstein received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she served as a member of the California Law Review and Managing Editor of the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal.