Past LAF-Supported Cases

In 1981, AAUW members in Ithaca, New York, helped support five Cornell University women faculty members’ sex discrimination lawsuits. Their effort made such a big difference that AAUW decided to launch the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) case support program to help even more people.

Learn about applying for case support.

Since 1981, LAF has disbursed nearly 2 million dollars to more than 100 plaintiffs. Prior to 2009, LAF only supported cases in academia, but now LAF supports select cases in any workplace. Almost all of the funds disbursed through case support come from AAUW members’ generous donations to the case support program.

Select Cases

A-D | E-K | K-M | N-S | T-Z

A-D

A.D. v. Stanford University

Arakawa v. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Arefi v. Florida International University

Austen v. University of Hawaii

Batya Weinbaum v. Cleveland State University

Bayer v. University of Maine at Orono

Boucher v. Fordham University

Brodsky v. Kaleida Health and State University of New York at Buffalo

Brzonkala v. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, et al.

Bull v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University

Burch, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

Chichilnisky v. Columbia University

Cioca et al v. Rumsfeld et al

Clinger v. New Mexico Highlands University

Cordes v. Stevens Institute of Technology

Crangle v. Stanford University

Crystal v. Regents of the University of Michigan

Dace v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Daly v. Princeton University

David Johnson v. University of Iowa, et al.

deMartin v. New Mexico Highlands University

Doe v. Berry College, et al.

Doe v. Notre Dame University and St. Mary’s College

Duffy/Jackson v. California Polytechnic State University

Dugan v. Oregon State University
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E-K

Evers et al v. University of Cincinnati

Falk v. University of Judaism

Fields v. Clark University

Fish et al. v. St. Cloud State University

Fisher v. Vassar College

Foltz et al. v Delaware State University

Gerber v. Colby College

Glaser v. Fulton-Montgomery Community College, et al.

Goltz v. University of Notre Dame

Grudzinski v. University of California Irvine Medical Center, et al.

Haffer v. Temple University

Handler v. Nova Southeastern University

Harrison v. University of California, Berkeley

Hegland v. Santa Clara University

Hirschhorn v. University of Kentucky, et al.

Hoffman et al v. Panetta et al

Howard v. Bishop State Community College, et al.

Hunt v. The Regents of the University of California

Ilon v. The State University of New York at Buffalo, et al.

James v. Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Janet Conney v. The Regents of the University of California, et al.

Jaureguito v. Feather River Community College

Jennings v. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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K-M

Kern v. University of Notre Dame

Klay et al v. Panetta et al

Kowal-Vern v. Loyola University at Chicago, et al.

Krause v. Marquette University Dental School

L.R. v. The Trustees of Princeton University

Lavalli v. Texas State University-San Marcos

Lavin-McEleney v. Marist College

LeBlanc v. Trustees of Indiana University

Leder v. State University of New York at Buffalo

Lerner v. Northeastern University

Lever v. Northwestern University, et al.

Lioy v. Union County College

Lisa Simpson, et al. v. University of Colorado

Lissa Lord v. The Curators of the University of Missouri System

Lovell v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

Lulu Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Macadaeg v. Butler University

Maguire v. Marquette University

Mahoney v. The George Washington University

Mandell v. Regents of the University of California

Mansourian, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

Margolis v. Williams College

McCaffrey v. University of Wisconsin-Madison

McDaniel v. Southwest Texas State University

McMahon v. Carroll College

Melez v. University of California, Los Angeles

Messmer v. Lehigh University

Miller et al. v. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Miller v. University of Southern California

Moore v. Regents of the University of California

Murray v. Western Kentucky University
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N-S

Nail v. Southwestern Oklahoma State University, et al.

Nash v. Ray L. Belton and the Southern University System

National Wrestling Coaches Association, et al. v. United States Department of Education

Nelson v. Temple University

Parker v. IN High School Athletic Assoc.

Patricia Jean Harris O’Connor v. The Curators of the University of Missouri System, et al.

Patricia Jean Harris O’Connor v. The Curators of the University of Missouri System, et al.

Paul v. Stanford University

Paula Maggio v. Kent State University

Penk, et al. v. Oregon State Board of Higher Education

Pitblado v. Trustees of the State Colleges in Colorado, Western State College

Potera-Haskins v. Gamble, Montana State University, et al.

Reno v. University of Tennessee

Riccardi v. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Roberts v. College of the Desert

Roderick Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education

Russell v. The Trustees of Princeton University

S.D. v. James Madison University

Segel v. Regents of the University of California

Shaw v. University of California, Santa Cruz

Sloboda v. New York University

Sokol v. St. Louis Community College

Sonnino v. University of Kansas Hospital Authority, et al.

Stepien v. Case Western Reserve University

Swakon v. Texas A&I University
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T-Z

Thein v. Feather River Community College

Thomas v. University of Rhode Island

Towers v. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Travis v. Board of Regents, University of Texas System

Violand v. George Washington University

Vuolo v. Board of Trustees, University of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, et al.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

Wartluft v. Feather River Community College

Washington v. Trustees of the California State University and Colleges, et al.

Webster v. Mohawk Valley Community College

Weinstock v. Columbia University

Weissmann v. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Whittaker v. Northern Illinois University, et al.

Wilson v. Goddard College

Wilson v. University of California, Davis

Zahorik, et al. v. Cornell University

Zimmerman v. University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Zylbert v. Stanford University School of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

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