Cohen v. Brown University - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Cohen v. Brown University (2020)

Category: Active Case    Civil Rights    Discrimination    Gender Discrimination    Students' Rights    Women's Rights    

About this Case:
This is a motion to enforce a 1998 court judgment against Brown University for violating Title IX.  In 1996, the ACLU filed a “friend of the court” brief filed in support of a (successful) challenge to Brown University’s athletic program as sex-discriminatory in violation of Title IX.

Current Status:
Lawsuit settled in December 2020.

ACLU Cooperating Attorney:
Lynette Labinger

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Dec 15, 2020 - Court Approves Settlement Restoring Equal Opportunities for Women in Brown Univ. Athletics
  • Sep 25, 2020 - Court Preliminarily Approves Settlement in Title IX Lawsuit Against Brown University
  • Sep 16, 2020 - Brown University to Reinstate Two Women’s Sports Teams in Response to Title IX Lawsuit
  • Sep 04, 2020 - Brown University’s Spin Can’t Hide Their Efforts to Kill Important Gender Equity Agreement
  • Aug 27, 2020 - Newly Uncovered Documents Reveal Brown University Plan to Dismantle Title IX Agreement
  • Jun 29, 2020 - Court Challenge Filed to Brown University’s Abandonment of Gender Equity in Athletics Program