An integral part of The Lawfare Project’s mission is to preserve and defend the civil rights of Jewish and pro-Israel students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, freedom of association, religious liberty, and the right to live, work, and be educated in an environment free from hostility. A simple guide on how to identify potential rights violations is available here.
Unfortunately, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism have become common occurrences on college campuses across the country. Jewish, Israeli and Zionist students, student groups and faculty are regularly threatened, marginalized and harassed. Far too often, school administrators either turn a blind eye to the hostile environment for Jews and Israelis or contribute to it by failing to enforce school policies.
The Lawfare Project provides guidance and legal assistance to students, professors, and campus groups who are the victims of anti-Semitism, anti-Israeli conduct and whose fundamental civil liberties have been violated. We do this in several ways:
Advise adversely impacted parties on how to interact with school administrators and help determine steps for remedying a hostile environment both inside or outside of the classroom.
Bring anti-Semitic and anti-Israel harassment and threats to the attention of school administrators.
Conduct outreach to administrators and encourage them to enforce school policies and publicly condemn any and all forms of anti-Semitism that occur on campus, including anti-Israeli conduct that crosses the line into anti-Semitism.
Work with our partners in the media to generate publicity surrounding the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel events that take place on college campuses.
When the facts and circumstances warrant, take legal action to ensure that schools live up to their legal obligations to protect Jewish students from anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.
If any of the following has occurred, we encourage you to complete the form below. Please note that any information you share with The Lawfare Project will remain strictly confidential, and submitting the form does not obligate you to take any further action (including speaking with The Lawfare Project).
You witnessed or experienced anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation, or discrimination.
You have been targeted by BDS or other anti-Semitic campaigns.
Your Jewish and/or pro-Israel event was disrupted or shut down or is in danger of being disrupted or shut down.
You believe your Jewish or pro-Israel group is being discriminated against or treated unfairly by other student groups on campus or school administrators.