Sunu Chandy Poster

#MeToo: Sunu Chandy of National Women’s Law Center to Speak

Sunu Chandy, Legal Director of the National Women’s Law Center discussed  #MeToo, TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, & The Resistance: Using Litigation to Protect the Rule of Law


Tuesday, November 13

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Eidman Courtroom

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Jury Room


Sunu Chandy of the National Women’s Law Center discussed current litigation, in which the NWLC has a leadership role, challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back civil rights protections in education, healthcare, and the workplace. She also discussed the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, housed at the NWLC, which works with the Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity to enable more individuals who experience sexual assault, abuse or harassment to find legal representation. TIME’S UP was started by women in the entertainment industry to combat the systemic power imbalances that have prevented many women, especially women of color, from being safe and reaching their full potential in the workplace.


And, after the talk, an informal conversation took place with Ms. Chandy about her life in the law. Chandy oversees the NWLC’s litigation efforts, providing strategy and guidance to staff across the organization to create better legal outcomes for women and girls at school, the workplace, and the health care sector. Previously, she has served as the Deputy Director of the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as General Counsel of the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights, and as an attorney with the U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission. For more information about Chandy, see


Hosted by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Women in Law, If/When/How Texas Law, Public Interest Law Association, and the Women’s Law Caucus.

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