Ellis George filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Jewish Americans for Fairness in Education (JAFE) against the University of California system, UC Berkeley, and school administrators over the “longstanding, unchecked spread of anti-Semitism” at Berkeley.
Led by partners Eric M. George, David J. Carroll, John V. Coghlan, and Tara Helfman, the 36-page complaint argues that the defendants have violated “University policy, federal civil rights laws, and the U.S. Constitution” because they have allowed “hatred, harassment, and physical violence” against Jewish students on campus following the October 7 Hamas attacks. Additionally, the University has failed to take action against 23 UC Berkeley School of Law student organizations that have adopted policies that discriminate against Jewish students and faculty. The lawsuit emphasizes the need for court intervention to “protect students and faculty and end anti-Semitic discrimination and harassment.”
To read the full complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, click here.