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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Fired for Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with College Administrator in Sex Discrimination Case

When he initially filed the lawsuit, says Thein, “I was very naïve. I’d lost my job, and I knew it was not right. I thought I’d file, send them a wake-up call, and surely I’d be able to retain my position. I never thought it would lead to this.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 20, 2014

Faculty Punished for Reporting Title IX Violations and Sexual Harassment: Feather River Community College Cases

Laurel Wartluft sued the college for sex discrimination and retaliation for complaining of sex discrimination in violation of the California Fair Housing and Employment Act, and failure to pay agreed compensation in violation of California Labor Codes. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 19, 2014
Two signs one red and one green read: Stop assuming it doesn't affect you; and Start recognizing that someone close to you could be a survivor.

Here’s Your Talking-Points Memo on Campus Sexual Assault

Have you ever been challenged while advocating against campus sexual assault? We put together responses to some common questions people ask about it so that next time you’re challenged, you’re ready! Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 07, 2014
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5 Issues to Watch in the Supreme Court This Year

It’s obvious, but it’s easy to forget: Courts matter. Federal courts determine the scope of workers’ rights and the constitutionality of civil rights laws. The U.S. Supreme Court is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2014
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Do You Care about Reproductive Rights or Marriage Equality? Then You Should Care about State Judge Elections

Given the enormous authority judges exert, it’s important to be informed about the judicial selection process in your state and the judicial candidates on the ballot before you head to the polls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 09, 2014

Moshak v. University of Tennessee: Discrimination Too Common in College Athletics

Women’s sports have come a long way since Title IX, but a lawsuit from former Tennessee Volunteers staff shows that we are still grappling with gender gaps in university athletics. AAUW is proud to support the case through our Legal Advocacy Fund. Read more »

  |     |   August 12, 2014
Legal Advocacy Fund plaintiffs of the Mansourian, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al. case

Take the Lead with Legal Advocacy

You can play a crucial part in teaching young people, educators, and communities about their rights as workers and students. Take a look at these four steps to bring legal advocacy to your branch. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   July 29, 2014

LAF Express — July 2014

AAUW Members Hear What the Latest Supreme Court Decisions Mean in Recent LAF Call On July 15, AAUW members from across the country joined LAF staff to discuss the U.S. […] Read more »

  |     |   July 22, 2014

Lulu Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Lulu Sun, an English professor, has alleged sex and race discrimination in the promotion process at UMass Dartmouth. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 17, 2014
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Know Your Rights: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Know Your Rights: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Articles The Untold Story behind the Civil Rights Act Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement We […] Read more »

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