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.
First Ever Reproductive Justice Casebook Just Published!
The Carr Center congratulates Professors Melissa Murray and Kristin Luker on the publication of the groundbbreaking Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice. Congratulations also go to our sister organization Berkeley Law’s Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ) and CRRJ’s Executive Director Jill Adams, who worked tirelessly at CRRJ and formerly, at Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ), to make this casebook a reality. This represents an exceptionally important accomplishment in advancing knowledge and practice of reproductive justice! Melissa, Kristin, Jill, CRRJ and LSRJ, we are indebted to you—many thanks.
Carr Center Hiring an Executive Director: See the job announcement.
On January 8, 2015, we field a motion for preliminary injunction in Loertscher v. Schimmel & Anderson, 14 cv 870, US District Court Western District of Wisconsin (more here). The case challenges the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s 1997 Act 292, which empowers state actors to detain a 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. Briefing on Defendant's motions to dismiss are underway. The case was originally filed on December 15, 2014. Read more
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