Legal Advocacy

Use these resources to understand and use the legal system to pursue justice and change.

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 »

  |   , ,   |   April 26, 2016
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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! Read more »

Equal Pay Day 2015

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. 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 »

  |   ,   |   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
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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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LAF liaisons, AAUW state and branch presidents, AAUW board members, LAF supporters, and subscribers
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  |   ,   |   May 27, 2015
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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

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