Mollie Lam

Mollie Lam is the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund senior manager. Mollie manages LAF’s case support program, making recommendations to the LAF Committee and working with plaintiffs to challenge discrimination and harassment in education and the workplace. Mollie also manages Campus Outreach Grants and Case Support Travel Grants, collaborating with AAUW branches to promote awareness about the legal rights of workers and students. She earned her bachelor’s in history with a concentration in cross-cultural studies from Carleton College. She received her juris doctor from Washington University in St. Louis. An attorney with a background in discrimination law, advocacy, and the federal court system, Mollie previously served as law clerk to Judge Michael J. Melloy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
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AAUW’s Title IX Champions!

The Title IX Champions award celebrates the vital contributions of AAUW members and branches across the country to Title IX advocacy. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 23, 2015
Several former members of the Indiana University East (IUE) volleyball team filed suit against the school under Title IX, alleging that IUE hired a volleyball coach who the players say sexually harassed them.

Kurz et al. v. Trustees of Indiana University et al.

Kurz et al. v. Trustees of Indiana University et al. brings attention not only to the sexual harassment of students by university staff, but also to the serious retaliation those students may face if they speak out. Read more »

  |     |   November 13, 2015
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Rizo v. Fresno County Office of Education

Rizo v. Fresno County Office of Education highlights a significant underlying factor that contributes to the wage gap: employers’ practice of relying on an employee’s prior salary history to set new salary levels. AAUW is proud to support the case through our Legal Advocacy Fund. Read more »

  |     |   November 05, 2015
AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

For Women and Girls, an Important Year at the Supreme Court

This year, the court will see a serious challenge to affirmative action, new threats to contraceptive access, and a potential watershed case for reproductive rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2015

Ending Campus Sexual Assault Tool Kit

Use these resources to raise awareness about campus sexual assault so that everyone can help make campuses safe for all students. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   September 10, 2015
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A Term of Victories

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 05, 2015
graphic showing the statistic that 1 in 5 women is a target of sexual assault while in college

She Wanted to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and Now Title IX Can Protect Her

Many educators and campus professionals don’t know that Title IX protects them from retaliation. This lawsuit could change that. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   July 01, 2015
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Burhans V. Yale: A New Wave in Title IX Cases

Burhans v. Yale highlights the necessity of protecting administrators who are willing to address the problem of sexual assault on their campuses from professional retaliation. AAUW is proud to support the case through our Legal Advocacy Fund. Read more »

  |     |   June 03, 2015

LAF Express E-newsletter

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. LAF Express informs state and branch members about the latest news, deadlines, and programming resources related to our work in the courtroom.

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  |   ,   |   May 27, 2015

Baldwin et al. v. Department of Defense: Removing Offenders from Military Sexual Assault Cases

In the last few years, the severity of the sexual assault epidemic in the U.S. military has entered the public consciousness. However, despite AAUW’s ongoing work, many survivors still struggle to find justice. The courageous survivors in Baldwin et al. v. Department of Defense are advancing the crucial fight against military sexual assault. Read more »

  |     |   May 04, 2015