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Citizen Complaint Review Board Michael Selmi Confirmation Resolution of 1999
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Mr. Michael Selmi to the Citizen Complaint Review Board.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Citizen Complaint Review Board Michael Selmi Confirmation Resolution of 1999".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Mr. Michael Selmi
128 10th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(Ward 6)

as a member of the Citizen Complaint Review Board, established by section 5 of the Of fice of Citizen Complaint Review Establishment Act of 1998, effective March 26, 1999 (D.C. Law 12208; D.C. Code §4-914), for a term to end 3-years from the date a majority of the first members are installed.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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George Washington University Law School
720 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
(202) 994-1550
Home Address:
128 10th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(H) 202-547-4717


Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, 1996-present

Visiting Associate Professor, 1995-96; tenured Associate 1998, Professor 1999. Courses Individual Employment Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law I & II, Employment Discrimination. Service: Admissions Committee (1994-95), Curriculum Committee, 1997-98 (Chair 98),1996 97; Chair, University Dispute Resolution Committee 1999-2000.

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Law School, 1993-95

Courses: Employment Discrimination, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Judicial Review & Social Change (seminar). Service: Admissions Committee (1994-95), Academic Affairs Committee (1993-94), Moot Court Advisor (1994-95), PILF Advisor (1993-95). Awarded University Research Grant for study of the economic efficiency of the EEOC (1993-94).


Staff Attorney, Employment Discrimination Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Wash., D.C., 1991-93

Trial Attorney, Employment Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, 1989-91

Litigation Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Sacramento, Cal, 1988-89

Law Clerk, Chief Judge James R. Browning, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1987-88


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

J.D., magna cum laude, 1987
Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review
Myer Etta Dana University Scholar
Research Assistant: Professors Charles Ogletree, Laurence Tribe, and Lloyd Weinreb.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

A.B. English, with Highest Honors and Distinction, 1983
Phi Beta Kappa
Research Assistant: Dr. John Bunzel & Dr. Peter Corning


The Life of Bakke: An Affirmative Action Retrospective, 87 (GEORGETOWN LAW 981 (1999).

Book Chapter, "Indirect Discrimination: A United States Perspective," in conference book from International Conference on Comparative Non-discrimination Law (forthcoming Fall 1999).

Public v. Private Enforcement of Civil Rights: The Case of Housing and Employment, 45 UCLA L. REV. 1401 (1998).

Proving Intentional Discrimination: The Reality of Supreme Court Rhetoric, 86 GEORGETOWN LAW J. 279 (1997).

Postmodern Unions: Identity Politics in the Workplace, co-authored with Professor Molly McUsic, 82 IOWA L. REV. 1339 (1997).

The Value of the EEOC: Should the Agency Be Abolished?, 57 OHIO ST. L.J. I (1996).

Testing for Equality: Merit, Efficiency and the Affirmative Action Debate, 42 UCLA LAW REV. 1251 (1995).

Case Comment, Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals v. Thompson, 100 HARV. L. REV. 230 (1986).

Note, Felony Murder: A Tort Law Reconceptualization, 99 HARV. L. REV. 1918 (1986).


Book Review, THE SHAPE OF THE RIVER, by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok, review commissioned by University of Virginia L. Rev. for publication May 1999.

Response to article, "Discrimination by Accident," by Amy Wax (U. Va. Professor), to be published in Indiana L.J., Spring 1999 (invited response).

Symposium Paper, "The Limited Vision of the Family and Medical Leave Act," for publication in Villanova L. Rev., Fall 1999.

Family Leave and the Gender Pay Gap (in progress).

Article on the effect of the Americans With Disabilities Act on health benefits as relates to employment (in progress).


Presentation, "Forcing Equality," Annual Law and Society Conference, May 30, 1999, Chicago, Illinois.

Presentation, "The Limited Vision of the Family and Medical Leave Act," Symposium in Honor of Mary Jo Frug, held at Villanova Law School, Nov. 7, 1998.

Presentation, "Indirect Discrimination: A U.S. Perspective," International Conference on Comparative Non-Discrimination Law, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, June 1998.

Presentation, "The Future Implications of the Court's Decision in Wildman Bros. v. Glickman," 1998 AALS Conference, San Francisco, Jan. 8, 1998.

Participant, "Rethinking Global Equality Conference," Washington University Law School, Nov. 8-10, 1997.

Chair & Commentator, "The Colorblind Principle & Multiracial Democracy," Plessy v. Ferguson Revisited Conference, Nov. 15, 1996, Howard University.

Presentation, "Public v. Private Enforcement of Civil Rights," 1996 Law & Society Conference, July 12, 1996, Glasgow, Scotland.

Chair &: Commentator, "Why People Sue, Settle, and Appeal," 1996 Law & Society Conference, July 10, 1996, Glasgow, Scotland.

Presentation, "Postmodern Unions," Law and Society Conference, June 1995, Toronto, Canada (with Molly McUsic).

Presentation, "Current Issues in Employment Discrimination Law," University of North Carolina Continuing Legal Education Program, Jan. 1995.

Panelist, "Labor Market, Business, and Racial Response," Conference on the Future of Civil Rights, Univ. of Minnesota, October 1994.

Presentation, "Second-Generation Workplace Discrimination," United States Department of Agriculture, July 1994.

Presentation, "The Retroactivity Problem," NAACP Legal Defense ant Educational Fund Training Conference, Warrenton, Virginia, October 1992.

Panelist, "Civil Rights Act of 1991," National Employment Lawyer' Association, Vail, Co., June 1992.


ABA, CA Bar Ass'n, Supreme Court Bar, Law & Economics Ass'n, SALT.

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