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Fighter for equal rights: Christine Littleton

  • Published Dec 6, 2010 8:15 AM

For decades, Christine Littleton has been at the heart of the struggle for equality at UCLA: for women, for people of color, for those with disabilities, for people facing discrimination because of their sexual orientation.

Littleton, a Harvard-trained lawyer who first got hooked on the law while working as a typist for the Legal Aid Society, has been at the forefront of UCLA's ongoing effort to level the playing field, from her days in private practice, to working on various UCLA task forces and committees, to teaching classes at the School of Law and the Department of Women's Studies. Now, she's landed a job that capitalizes on all her skills: As the new vice provost for diversity and faculty development, she'll lead UCLA's efforts to achieve faculty diversity, equity and inclusion.

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