Legal Advocacy

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

LAF Update — Spring 2013

In the spring 2013 edition of the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) print newsletter, LAF Program Manager Holly Kearl interviewed LeBlanc v. Trustees of Indiana University plaintiff Virginia LeBlanc to learn […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 27, 2013

LAF Express — May 2013

New information on supporting legislation that helps military sexual assault survivors, AAUW co-sponsoring a summit on military sexual assault, and engaging with LAF at the AAUW National Convention. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 20, 2013

LAF Express — April 2013

A list of LAF-supported plaintiffs that will speak at AAUW state conventions, and update on Sexual Assault Awareness Month and a farewell from Holly Kearl, who is leaving LAF to […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 15, 2013

LAF Express — March 2013

The March 2013 e-newsletter LAF Express includes articles about how the AAUW Board of Directors voted to contribute $36,500 to seven on-going cases, updates on two LAF-supported military sexual assault […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 22, 2013

How to Write an Op-Ed

Did you know that more than 80 percent of newspaper op-eds are written by men? Use your voice to speak out on the issues you care about. Read more »

LAF Legal Referral Network: Expert Questionnaire

If you’re an expert in workplace sex discrimination or Title IX and you’re willing to provide occasional pro bono consultations, complete this application to join the Legal Advocacy Fund’s Legal Referral Network. Read more »

  |     |   February 24, 2013
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How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Writing letters to the editor is a great way to energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues. Letters to the editor can be used to spur news editors to cover an issue that is being overlooked or urge readers to support a cause. Read more »

LAF Express — February 2013

The February 2013 e-newsletter LAF Express includes updates on the lawsuit of LAF-supported plaintiff Virginia LeBlanc and information about House Armed Services Committee hearing on military sexual assault. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 22, 2013

LAF Campus Outreach Program in a Box

Use this Program in a Box to help local institutions combat sex discrimination. AAUW states and branches can apply to receive up to $750 to hold an AAUW Legal Advocacy […] Read more »

  |   , ,   |   February 20, 2013

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 […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 18, 2013