Professor Jennifer Freyd

A group of 47 women’s and civil rights groups, including Equal Rights Advocates, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and the National Women’s Law Center, filed a brief in support of our client, Professor Jennifer Freyd, and her equal pay case against the University of Oregon. The American Association of University Professors also filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting her case. The case raises important issues about enforcement of the equal pay laws in academia and closing the pay gap for women. It is currently before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information on Professor Freyd’s work on sexual assault and institutional courage, see Project on Institutional Courage.


Plaintiff-Appellant’s Reply Brief, 13 December 2019

Brief of Appellant, 23 September 2019

Brief of Amici Curiae Equal Rights Advocates 30 September 2019

Brief of Amicus Curiae American Association, 30 September 2019


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 12 May 2020


Appealing on Zoom, Eugene Weekly, 28 May 2020

Live Up to Your Mission, UO, The Register-Guard, 7 November 2019

Freyd versus University of Oregon, American Association of University Women, October 2019

More Support Pours in for Professor’s Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit, The College Post, 7 October 2019

Tackling the Gender Wage Gap: 2 Recent Amicus Briefs to 9th Circuit Court, Equal Rights Advocates, 7 October 2019

Update: UO comments on women’s and civil rights groups support for professor’s equal pay lawsuit, Register Guard, 5 October 2019

47 Women’s And Civil Rights Groups Support Equal Pay Lawsuit Against UOOPB, 5 October 2019

Faculty Rally Around Female Professor in Pay Discrimination Case Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 3 October 2019

AAUP Files Amicus Brief against Misuse of Academic Freedom to Justify Gender-Based Pay Disparity Blog of Academe Magazine, 2 October 2019

AAUP Supports Professor Freyd’s Claim, 1 October 2019

Freyd Lawsuit: Witness Recants  U of O Matters, 1 October 2019

AAUP Supports University of Oregon Faculty Member’s Claims of Gender-Based Pay Disparity CSWS at UO, 1 October 2019

A ‘most glaring’ case of pay inequity at University of Oregon , The Oregonian, 30 May 2019

Retaining Gender Inequity? , Inside Higher Ed, 28 May 2019

UO Equal Pay Case Dismissed ,Eugene Weekly, 3 May 2019

Open Essay, 9 December 2018

Grad Student Open Letter, 7 June 2017

Psychology professor sues UO, says she’s paid ‘substantially less’ than male colleagues, The Register-Guard, 21 March 2017