The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, a program of the AAUW Educational Foundation, is the nation’s largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education.
Since 1981 the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund has helped students, faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education challenge discriminatory practices such as sexual harassment, denial of tenure or promotion, pay inequity, and inequality in women’s athletics programs.
LAF promotes equity for women in higher education by
Providing case support for sex discrimination lawsuits
Educating the college and university community about sex discrimination and ways to improve conditions through public education on campus and in the community programs
Organizing a network of volunteer attorneys and social scientists who consult with the public on legal strategies, resources, and the strength of current and potential lawsuits
Recognizing innovative efforts to improve the climate for campus women through the Progress in Equity Award