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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The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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
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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 »