LAF Cases

On this page, you will learn more about the sex-discrimination cases supported by the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. LAF support for women ranges from backing of significant cases to community outreach programs and legal referrals. You can also find a swath of information on sex discrimination topics or apply to have an LAF case plaintiff speak an your AAUW event.
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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

Hoffman et al v. Panetta et al

Case Adopted 10/12 Case History 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 […] Read more »

  |     |   September 28, 2012

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

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  |     |   September 20, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

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  |     |   September 20, 2012

Klay et al v. Panetta et al

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  |     |   March 06, 2012

Cioca et al v. Rumsfeld et al

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  |     |   January 01, 2011

Lulu Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

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  |     |   December 01, 2010

LeBlanc v. Trustees of Indiana University

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  |     |   November 20, 2010

Foltz et al. v Delaware State University

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  |     |   October 18, 2010

Bull v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University

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  |     |   July 01, 2010