Work by Mollie Lam
The U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »
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 »
The Title IX Champions award celebrates the vital contributions of AAUW members and branches across the country to Title IX advocacy. Read more »
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 »
This year, the court will see a serious challenge to affirmative action, new threats to contraceptive access, and a potential watershed case for reproductive rights. Read more »
Use these resources to raise awareness about campus sexual assault so that everyone can help make campuses safe for all students. Read more »
This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »
Many educators and campus professionals don’t know that Title IX protects them from retaliation. This lawsuit could change that. Read more »
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The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »