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Newest Civil Rights Legal Fellow, Roee Talmor
October 23, 2017

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is pleased to welcome its newest Civil Rights Legal Fellow, Roee Talmor.

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Boston litigator Jeffery S. Robbins Esq., Appointed to Brandeis Center's Board of Directors
October 16, 2017

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) announced this afternoon the election of leading Boston litigator Jeffery S. Robbins Esq., to the Center’s Board of Directors. Mr. Robbins, who previously served as a member of LDB’s Legal Advisory Board, was elected during LDB’s Annual Meeting on October 12.

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October 2017 - Two Steps Forward...
October 10, 2017

The end of the Jewish year brought important victories in the fight against anti-Semitism.

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Another swastika drawn at Stoughton High
Enterprise News

October 6, 2017

For at least the fourth time, a student at Stoughton High School has used a hate-related symbol in school.

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Supreme Court Litigator Alyza Lewin at UC Berkeley Law
October 24, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24, Supreme Court litigator Alyza Lewin will address LDB students at UC Berkeley School of Law on her work litigating the “Jerusalem Passport Case” in front of the Supreme Court. Lewin is a partner in Lewin & Lewin LLP, where she specializes in litigation and government relations.

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Professor Eugene Kontorovich at Emory Law
October 23, 2017

On Monday, October 23, Northwestern Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich will speak to Emory Law’s LDB Law Student Chapter.

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LDB's Director of Legal Initiatives Speaks to West Coast LDB Chapters
October 19, 2017

LDB’s Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will speak to law students at two of LDB’s West Coast law student chapters in the coming weeks.

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LDB’s Director of Legal Initiatives at Northeastern
October 4, 2017

LDB’s Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will address the LDB chapter at the Northeastern University School of Law on the topic of “What is Anti-Semitism?”

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LDB's Director of Legal Initiatives Aviva Vogelstein at Harvard Law
October 3, 2017

LDB’s Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will speak to students at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, October 3, on the topic of “Campus Anti-Semitism and the Law.”

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus has written the authoritative volume on this complex, politically contested issue for Oxford University Press (2015). What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism.

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Contact Brandeis Center Lawyers About Campus Anti-Semitism

Students and professors: If you are aware of anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli incidents on your college or university campus, please contact lawyers at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Gloria Greenfield teamed up with Emmy Award-winning editor Raoul Rosenberg to create this important film on the Brandeis Center and its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.

Kenneth Marcus, Esq., President and Founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, discusses his book - "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."
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Austrian Student Union Denounces BDS
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog
October 17, 2017

On October 13th, 2017 the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) announced that it had become the first national student union to officially pass a resolution denouncing BDS. The ÖH also passed a version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The resolution states BDS to be an anti-Semitic campaign and calls not to give it any space or supporting funds.

Germany Adopts Anti-Semitism Definition
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog
September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, September 20th, the German Cabinet announced that it had unanimously adopted the working definition of anti-Semitism used by the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance (IHRA).

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LDB-Trinity College Report
Barry A. Kosmin & Ariela Keysar
LDB and Trinity College have issued this important 2015 “Anti-Semitism Report,” presenting results from a national demographic survey of American Jewish college students. This report shows that more than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the last academic year.

The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies

Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs. Congress had created the so-called “Title VI programs” in 1958 to address Cold War national security demands. After September 11, 2001, it was more important than ever to provide United States intelligence and armed services agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers. Unfortunately, Title VI programs were not serving their intended purpose.

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Student Chapter Fact Sheet

The Louis D. Brandeis Center FAQs About Defining Anti-Semitism

Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

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If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

Our attorneys and experts are here to help!
Research Articles
and Reports
Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. 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 U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
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Advisory Board Spotlight

Jeffrey S. Robbins
Jeff specializes in complex civil litigation, including litigation involving allegations of fraud, First Amendment issues, and claims of defamation.
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