The Amicus Committee reviews requests for participation as amicus curiae in cases of interest to NAWL members.  The Committee recommends appropriate cases to the NAWL President for consideration.  The Committee reviews amicus briefs drafted by other organizations and considers the appropriateness of NAWL's signing on to the brief.  In other cases, NAWL drafts its own amicus brief and sometimes solicits other organizations' joining NAWL in its amicus brief.  Issues on which NAWL has provided amicus support includes enforcement of Title IX, employment discrimination, women's health, and domestic violence issues.


    NAWL Signs NWLC's Amicus Briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor.
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: February 28, 2013, 11:00 am

    The National Women’s Law Center filed an amicus brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. Hollingsworth addresses the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that overturned the California Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have a right to

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    NAWL signs Amici Curiae Brief in support of Jane Doe, et al. v. Vermilion Parish School Board, et al
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: June 4, 2010, 10:05 am

    In Jane Doe v. Vermilion Parish School Board, a federal court in Louisiana reviewed the legality of a public school’s single-sex education program but failed to apply the well-established constitutional standard for evaluating gender-based classifications.  Read the brief>>

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    The Court ruled in favor of the families in the Ciudad Juarez cases
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: December 10, 2009, 11:10 am

    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued an opinion finding Mexico in violation of human rights conventions under the American Convention of Human Rights and the Convention Belém do Pará.  It interprets women's rights in the broader human rights context, and provides a powerful stateme

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    NAWL signs Amici Curiae Brief in Court of Appeals in Arkansas
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: August 28, 2009, 10:10 am

    NAWL signs Amici Curiae Brief in Martine "Tina" Oates v. Michael "Mickey" Oates in support of the Appellant, Ms. Oates, in the Court of Appeals in Arkansas.  These companion cases appeal the trial court's grant of custody of the parties' three sons to Mr. Oates and its denial of Ms. Oates' peti

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    NAWL signs Amici Curiae Brief in support of the petitioners for Campo Algodonero
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: July 7, 2009, 10:15 am

    NAWL signs Amici Curiae Brief in support of the petitioners for Campo Algodonero: Claudia González, Esmeralda Monreal, and Laura Monárrez v. The United Mexican States before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  Read the brief>>

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