George E. Osborne Professor of Law
Stanford Law School
Richard Thompson Ford teaches Employment Discrimination, Comparative Equality Law, Law and Inequality and Local Government Law at Stanford Law School. He has written about civil rights and race relations for the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Slate and has appeared on many national television and radio programs including The Colbert Report, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Dylan Rattigan Show. He has spoken to audiences about equality law, race relations and international human rights in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is the author of two New York Times Notable books: The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse and Rights Gone Wrong: how law corrupts the struggle for equality. He is currently working on a study of Dress Codes, past and present.