Legal Advocacy

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

Branch Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) Liaison Position Description

Branch LAF liaisons promote the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund’s mission, strategic case support, campus outreach, and Case Support Travel Grants and oversee LAF fundraising activity in the branch and community. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   February 01, 2013

Court Case: Hoffman et al. v. Panetta et al

This is a military sexual assault case filed by 19 plaintiffs in the Army and Air force who were sexually assaulted or raped while on active duty by other service members. Read more »

  |     |   September 28, 2012

Court Case: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

In 2001, female employees at Wal-Mart filed a class action sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read more »

  |     |   September 20, 2012

Amicus Brief: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

AAUW signed an amicus brief authored by the ACLU and the National Women’s Law Center in support of the women of Wal-Mart in the lawsuit Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., v. Betty Dukes, et al. Read more »

  |     |   September 20, 2012

Court Case: Klay et al v. Panetta et al

Ariana Klay is one of eight plaintiffs suing the U.S. military for allegedly creating a culture in which sexual assault and rape are tolerated and in which people who report it face retaliation. Read more »

  |     |   March 06, 2012

Court Case: Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al.

Sixteen veteran and active duty servicemen and servicewomen who, while serving in the US Military, have been raped, sexually assaulted, and harassed by active duty members of the military filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense. Read more »

  |     |   January 01, 2011

Court Case: LeBlanc v. Trustees of Indiana University

Virginia LeBlanc, former director of the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program at Indiana University, filed a federal complaint against the university alleging gender and pay discrimination. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 20, 2010

Court Case: Foltz et al. v Delaware State University

The lawsuit was filed by 15 members of the Delaware State University (DSU) women’s equestrian team to challenge the university’s decision to eliminate the team and replace it with competitive cheerleading. Read more »

  |   ,   |   October 18, 2010

Court Case: Bull v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University

Kathy Bull was the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana for 21 years. There she advocated for Title IX issues and mentored young female coaches. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 01, 2010

Court Case: Parker v. IN High School Athletic Assoc.

The primary issue in the case centers on whether or not the discriminatory scheduling of girls’ basketball games on non-prime time days violates Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 01, 2009