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Stephanie Bornstein

Assistant Professor of Law



Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0957

(352) 392-3005

Professor Stephanie Bornstein teaches and writes in the areas of employment law, employment discrimination, work and the family, and civil procedure. Her scholarship focuses on creative legal and administrative strategies to reduce structural inequality in the workplace and ensure access to justice in civil litigation. Bornstein’s work 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), and in amicus briefs filed in U.S. Supreme Court cases Wal-Mart v. Dukes (2011) and Young v. UPS (2015). 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. Professor Bornstein's scholarship can be found on:


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) A.B., Harvard University (magna cum laude)

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Civil Procedure, Work and the Family

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as Assistant Professor in 2014
  • Previous Academic Experience: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2011-2014)
  • Other Professional Experience: Deputy Director & Faculty Fellow, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2006-2011); Attorney, Equal Rights Advocates (2000-2004)
  • Professional Associations: Law & Society Association; Work & Family Researchers Network; Admitted to California Bar

Employment Law – LAW 6545

Employment Discrimination Seminar – LAW 6936

Civil Procedure – LAW 5301


  • Unifying Antidiscrimination Law through Stereotype Theory, 20 Lewis & Clark Law Review (forthcoming 2016)
  • Rights in Recession: Toward Administrative Antidiscrimination Law, 33 Yale Law & Policy Review 119 (2014)
  • The Legal and Policy Implications of the “Flexibility Stigma,” 69 Journal of Social Issues 389 (2013) (peer reviewed)
  • The Law of Gender Stereotyping and the Work-Family Conflicts of Men, 63 Hastings Law Journal 1297 (2012)
  • Work, Family, and Discrimination at the Bottom of the Ladder, 19 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy 1 (2012)
  • The Evolution of “FReD”: Family Responsibilities Discrimination and Developments in the Law of Stereotyping and Implicit Bias (with Joan C. Williams), 59 Hastings Law Journal 1311 (2008)