The Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU Law (CCRJ) was established in 2013 to conduct innovative research, provide legal services, promote dialogue and expand the academic discipline on reproductive justice issues. CCRJ’s goal is to ensure justice and democracy for all. Current activities include clinical legal work, funding fellowships, and sponsoring an annual conference in the field.

NYU School of Law Carr Center for Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Justice Fellowships:

These fellowships are awarded annually to three new or recent graduates of NYU School of Law for work on reproductive justice in the United States with a host organization of the fellow’s choice. For more information please click here.

Carr Center Hiring an Executive Director:  See the job announcement here.

Roe v. Wade Anniversary Event:

On January 28, the Carr Center is co-sponsoring a panel with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the NYU Public Interest Law Center celebrating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Panelists will include Jasmine Burnett, Katharine Bodde, Irin Carmon, Jennifer Dalven, Andrew Grossman, Donna Lieberman, and Katha Pollitt.

The event will also be available off-site via teleconference. Those interested in calling in must RSVP, as there are a limited number of call lines. For more information on the panelists, and to register for the event, please click here.  

Casework Update:

Just filed, December 15, 2014, Loertscher v. Van Hollen & Anderson, 14 cv 870, US District Court Western District of Wisconsin, challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s 1997 Act 292, which empowers state actors to detain pregnant woman who has consumed alcohol or drugs, subject her to coerced treatment, threaten to take her newborn if she isn’t compliant and jail her if she doesn’t cooperate with the state agencies decisions about her medical treatment. Read more

Annual Conference:

Our next conference is scheduled for October 29 & 30, 2015. Updates soon.

The first annual conference sponsored by the Carr Center was entitled “Reproductive Rights Law: Where is the Woman?” and took place on April 1, 2014. University Professor Carol Gilligan was the keynote speaker. Find out more

(Left to Right) Reproductive Justice Fellow Avram Frey '08 and Advisory Board Members Richard Revesz, Sarah Burns, Beth Nash, Trevor Morrison, Carol Gilligan, and Todd Lang.