William Araiza

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
Education
B.A., Columbia University
M.S., Georgetown University
J.D., Yale Law School

Professor Bill Araiza on the “Class of One” Concept in Thomson Reuters

10/19/2012 In an article on Thomson Reuters, Professor Bill Araiza explores the complications relating to the concept of a “class of one.” The concept was determined to be constitutional in 2000 when the Supreme Court ruled that unequal treatment of an individual, or a “class of one,” was a violation of his or her equal protection rights.  Read More

Professor William Araiza Discusses Douglas Case in Jurist Op-Ed

3/5/2012 In an op-ed for the Jurist, Professor William Araiza explores how larger ideological legal issues can sometimes be hidden in seemingly minor technical disputes. In particular, he discusses Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, a recent Supreme Court case that dealt with the implementation of Medicaid.  Read More

Professor Bill Araiza on the Legality of Hipster Discrimination

5/31/2011 The Brooklyn Paper took a humorous look at several examples of apparent "hipster discrimination" that have occurred this year. They range from Vinnie's Pizzeria turning away applicants who need nights and weekends off for band practice and gallery openings to Metro blaming the loss of money allocated by the Census on Williamsburg residents. Professor Bill Araiza commented that there is little legal recourse that can be done. "It's really, really hard to prove that someone has been discriminated against due to association with a particular 'scene,'" he said.  Read More

Professor William Araiza on the First Amendment in the Roberts Court

12/1/2010
Professor William Araiza’s article “Citizens United, Stevens and Humanitarian Law Project: First Amendment Rules and Standards in Three Acts” was mentioned on the blog Legal Theory. The recommended piece discusses the way three First Amendment cases were handled in the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roberts.
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