In the past few months we have been developing a conversation on the global COVID-19 pandemic with a group of international partners initiated by professor David Oppenheimer (Berkeley, Centre on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law). These conversations resulted in the design of a course which will be taught online globally. Utrecht will be hosting the course by means of a NOG course in co-operation with the UU Hub Gender & Diversity.
RMA and PhD students are invited to join the course and agree on the intensity and amount of credits in conversation with the UU teachers Linda Senden (Law Faculty) and Rosemarie Buikema (Gender Studies). We offer the option to participate for 2,5 EC, 5 EC or 7,5 EC depending on the amount of sessions in which you have participated and the amount of blogs written.

COVID-19 and Global Inequalities will be simultaneously offered at several law schools spanning the globe. Other universities are still joining but at this point we have partners from the USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. By the time classes start we will probably have partners on six continents. All class sessions will include students and faculty from North, Central and South America; some class sessions will also include students and faculty from Europe/Africa or Asia/Australia.

COVID-19 and Global Inequalities — Course Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and caused millions of people to lose their jobs and/or businesses. Its impact has been global, and it is commonplace for people to say, “we’re all in this together.” We’re not. In fact, the impact has been disproportionately felt by people who are already disadvantaged by reasons of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, poverty, age, and intersections of disfavored identity. This online multi-university law course will explore the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on members of disadvantaged communities through the lens of equality law.

Registration: August 27, 2020 by sending an email to
The first session is scheduled September 17. The course will run until December 17.