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Legal Advocacy

LAF brochureAAUW Legal Advocacy Fund has helped students, faculty, staff and administrators in higher education challenge discriminatory practices—practices such as sexual harassment, denial of tenure or promotion, pay inequity and inequality in women’s athletics programs.

What does LAF do?

Because equity is still an issue, the LAF works to achieve equity for women in higher education by recognizing innovative efforts to improve the climate for women on campus; by offering assistance to women faculty, staff, and students who have grievances against colleges and university; and by supporting sex discrimination lawsuits.

Some of LAF’s programs include:

  • Legal Case Support, which protects LAF plaintiffs by supporting workplace sex discrimination cases.
  • LAF Case Support Travel Grants, which protect AAUW members through educational programs about legal rights delivered by LAF plaintiffs and lawyers.
  • Campus Outreach Projects, which protect college students from discrimination, harassment, and assault through on-campus program grants.

Get the latest news about LAF in the LAF Express.

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