Laura L. Dunn, JD

Laura Dunn

Title IX Expert and Founder of SurvJustice and L.L. Dunn Law Firm, PLLC

Laura L. Dunn, Esq., advances victims’ rights through direct representation of survivors in campus, criminal and civil systems at the L.L. Dunn Law Firm, PLLC. As a nationally recognized survivor turned-victims’ rights attorney and social entrepreneur, her work has been featured by National Public Radio, PEOPLE Magazine, Forbes, the National Law Journal, the New York Times, and many more. Ms. Dunn is a published legal scholar, an adjunct law professor, a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and its Criminal Justice Section’s Task Force on College Due Process, a liaison to the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code on Sexual Assault and its Student Sexual Misconduct Project. She also is an accomplished litigator who helped win the first-ever recognition of a federal victim-advocate privilege, and she serves as an expert witness and consultant on various campus sexual assault lawsuits nationwide. Ms. Dunn has trained countless campus community members, advocates and attorneys on Title IX and the Clery Act. For her work founding SurvJustice – the only national nonprofit representing victims in campus hearings across the country – Ms. Dunn has received several honors and recognitions, including a 2015 Echoing Green Global Fellowship, the 2016 Benjamin Cardin Public Service Award, the 2017 Special Courage Award from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, and a 2018 TED Fellowship, among others. Her TED talk calling for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to better combat gender violence has over one million views.