Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC) fights for freedom and opportunity for women and girls.
At IWLC, we know that legal rulings, laws, and regulations that limit freedom are harmful to women.
And we understand that, while males and females are legally equal, we are not the same.
In the courts, before administrative agencies and legislative bodies, and in the court of public opinion, IWLC fights against gender ideology and other radical legal theories that deny due process, undermine equal opportunity, make the government less accountable, and punish certain viewpoints.
IWLC’s Team of Talented Attorneys & Experts:
- Fight for equal opportunity, freedom of association, due process of law, and other constitutional liberties;
- Advocate for the continued legal relevance of biological sex;
- Educate people about the many ways in which laws that limit personal freedom harm women;
- Promote educational transparency, school choice, and other policies that empower parents;
- Raise awareness about the dangers of Critical Race Theory in our nation’s classrooms;
- Defend the democratic decision-making process and our structural constitution; and
- Support judicial nominees who understand that the role of a judge is to interpret the law as written, not to legislate policies that erase women or limit freedom.
Title IX on a Collision Course with the First Amendment
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including some forms of sexual harassment. But it is not a federal civility code that prohibits all sex-related speech. In fact, new Biden administration rules notwithstanding, efforts by schools to prohibit offensive expression about sex or gender likely violate the First Amendment.
is director of IWLC. She is a former member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) with expertise on sex equality, Title IX, the Equal Protection Clause, employment law, and the Electoral College.
is an IWLC Senior Fellow. She is a former law professor and Supreme Court clerk. Erin writes and speaks widely on administrative law, the separation of powers, religious liberty, and civil justice reform.
is a Senior Policy Analyst and the host of High Noon, a podcast featuring conversations that make free society possible. She is an expert on education policy and sex equality.
is an IWLC Senior Fellow. She is a former White House counselor with broad expertise in immigration law, healthcare law, trade policy, federalism, and the separation of powers.
is an IWLC Visiting Fellow. She is a civil rights attorney and expert on election law and voting rights. Maya currently serves on the Free Speech and Election Law Executive Committee of the Federalist Society.
is an IWLC Visiting Fellow and an experienced employment and higher education lawyer. Jennifer was employed most recently with the Office of University Counsel for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Protect Women’s Sports
Don’t sit on the sidelines. Get educated, sign the petition, and fight for equal athletic opportunities with these helpful resources from Independent Women’s Law Center.
Critical Race Theory or E Pluribus Unum?
Critical Race Theory disseminates division and despair. It’s time to rededicate ourselves to the principle of E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One.
IWLC Legal Policy
In the United States, women and men are legally equal. But we are not the same, and the law must acknowledge that.
We must protect women’s athletic opportunities and the existence of single-sex sport.
College disciplinary systems should be even-handed and fair. They shouldn’t stack the deck against the accused.
Our First Amendment freedoms are part of what makes America a truly exceptional nation.
The Wage Gap
Raw statistical disparities don’t mean what you think they do.
Sexual Assault it a crime. It should be treated as such.
The Supreme Court
Our nation’s highest court is not a super-legislature.
A truly independent judiciary is the cornerstone of American democracy.
Critical Race Theory
CRT is not just a “graduate-level theory.” It’s being implemented daily in classrooms across America.
Voting should be easy, accessible, and secure.
Ranked Choice Voting
We must reject electoral schemes that make voting more complicated and less transparent.
The Electoral College
Our system for electing the president reduces the chances of contested elections and makes us truly a nation of united states.
Our Structural Constitution
Federalism and the Separation of Powers are critical to the preservation of liberty.
Juries should only hear evidence of causation that is based sound scientific method.
Our court system is for resolving particular cases and controversies, not for determining important matters of policy.