The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Lawsuit that Changed Brown

Departmental News

Posted:  Mar 10, 2015 - 12:16pm

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University is hosting a two day event and an exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark class action case, Louise Lamphere v. Brown University. Louise Lamphere, UNM Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was denied tenure at Brown University in the early 1970s. She charged Brown with sex discrimination and changed that university and the academic world in the United States and beyond.

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, is hosting two days of events re-examining Louise Lamphere v. Brown University, the landmark class action case that in 1975 charged Brown with sex discrimination and set in motion a chain of eve nts that changed the University.

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