UPDATES FROM LSRJ NYU CHAPTER
Dear NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice,
Below are announcements about upcoming events hosted by our NYU chapter, our national chapter, as well as other events in the area, and research, internship and fellowship opportunities.
Upcoming NYU Events
RSVP for Free Lunch on November 10, w/ Selome Argaw, Legal Fellow for Africa at Center for Reproductive Rights
Join NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice for an intimate lunch with Selome Argaw, Legal Fellow for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights' Global Legal Program. Learn about the amazing work Selome is doing and all the work CRR is doing abroad! Learn the ins and outs of how to pursue a career in international reproductive rights.
When: Monday, Nov. 10 @ 12:30 PM
Where: VH 201
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1GawsVu
Public Insurance and Reproductive Health CareNovember 18, 2014 | 9:30am – 12:30pmPlanned Parenthood of New York City26 Bleecker St, 5th Floor
FREE! This training will provide a detailed overview of New York State (NYS) public health insurance programs that cover family planning services and reproductive health care. We will address eligibility and enrollment, family planning benefits covered and differences in coverage, NYS Free Access and Direct Access policies, minors’ rights to care, immigrant eligibility, confidentiality issues, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on public insurance in NYS. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to describe the various NYS public health insurance programs that cover reproductive health care and family planning, educate clients about programs for which they are eligible, and help already-enrolled clients to understand their rights to reproductive health care.
CHES Credits: 2.5
Sign up online.
LSRJ Nationals - Webinar Wednesdays - RSVP Today
LSRJ is hosting its fifth annual fall webinar series with the National Women's Law Center that will explore the intersectional nature of reproductive justice. This year we'll be discussing religious liberty, environmental justice, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy discrimination.
Join advocates, law students, and other RJ-minded students from across the country in learning from reproductive rights and justice experts.
Wednesday, November 12 at 3pmPT/6pmET
If you care about HIV/AIDS, you should care about reproductive justice
You don't have to be a law student or lawyer to take part in these conversations so feel free to forward this announcement along to friends and allies who might be interested!
Screening of the Documentary "Vessel"
Saturday, 11/15 at 7:15pm
NYC PREMIERE Moved by the plight of desperate women in countries with restrictive reproductive rights, Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, which uses laws governing international waters to bring much-needed abortion and contraceptive services to those with no other recourse. Despite a quagmire of legal, religious, political and logistical obstacles, Gomperts and her impassioned team persevere, coming up with creative work-arounds that enable them to educate and empower women around the world to take charge of their own bodies.
Rally for Reproductive Healthcare at Fordham
November 20th at 4:30pm, Fordham Lincoln Center, Columbus & W 59th, D/B/A/C/1 to Columbus Circle
Students at Fordham University are denied access to basic healthcare and contraceptives! Students are demanding birth control access, trans-inclusive housing options, condoms, free speech, and childcare on campus now! Speak up and support women's right to fight for their health!
Organized by SAGES
Join the Reproductive Justice Legal Research Initiative
Call for RJ Projects, Researchers, and Attorneys
Are you looking for an opportunity to research cutting edge law and policy issues in reproductive health, rights, and justice? Are you looking to get involved in RJ legal issues in your state? Participate through LSRJ!
Through the RJ Legal Research Initiative (LRI), LSRJ matches organizations with legal researchers (law student members and attorney alumni) to work on discreet, legal research projects throughout the year. Each RJ LRI project will be supervised by LSRJ's 2014-2015 in-house Legal Fellow, Noel León, JD
Provider Claims Project & Volunteer Opportunities:
LSRJ is currently recruiting student and alumni researchers to work on a new 50-state research project with LSRJ allies Susan Yanow and Professor David Cohen. This project will assess potential tort claims against anti-abortion protesters and harassers. With your help, we will create a package for each state that (1) will assist abortion providers in identifying whether they may have a legal claim, and (2) will provide preliminary legal research for attorneys who will ultimately take on the cases in each state.
We are also looking for attorneys in every state who are interested in representing local providers in cases against protesters.
If you or your organization is interested in having a law student or alumnus work on a project with you, or if you would like to engage in research or collaboration through LSRJ, please fill out the RJ LRI Application Form here: lsrj.org/volunteer.
Direct any questions to Research@lsrj.org.
Job and Internship Opportunities
Campus & Community Programs Coordinator at LSRJ Nationals
LSRJ is looking for our next Campus & Community Programs Coordinator (CCPC) to join our offices in Oakland, California! This is a great position for a recent law school graduate looking to enter the world of reproductive rights & justice non-profits. The CCPC is the contact person at the national office for our nearly 100 chapters across the country. S/he trains and mobilizes hundreds of progressive law students each year, while also engaging our growing alumni community and planning one-of-a-kind convenings like our Leadership Institute and Spring Summits. The offices are located in Uptown Oakland, just a block off of mass transit. Plus, we do things like go apple picking and cheese tasting to celebrate fall! Click here for the job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted until 5pm PDT on November 13, 2014.
Reproductive Justice Fellowship provided by the NYU Law Carr Center for Reproductive Justice
Graduating 3Ls may apply for the Reproductive Justice Fellowship provided by the NYU Law Carr Center for Reproductive Justice. This fellowship is restricted to new or recent graduates of NYU School of Law, three of whom will be selected for this one-year fellowship to work on reproductive justice issues in the United States with a host organization of the fellow’s choice.
The application deadline for two of the fellowships is Monday, November 3, 2014.
The application deadline for the third fellowship is Monday, February 2, 2015.
To view the full fellowship announcement please click here.
Women’s Law and Policy Fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center
The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each of our fellows works to advance women's rights at a DC-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/.
The deadline for the Clinical Fellowship Placement is November 14, 2014.
Apply to Become a 2015-16 LSRJ Reproductive Justice Fellow!
Current 3Ls: Submit an application today for the 2015-16 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP). The program runs from the end of August 2015 through August 2016.
RJ Federal Fellows will be placed at nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. to work to advance reproductive justice through law and policy. RJ-HIV Fellows will be placed at SisterLove (Atlanta, GA) or Positive Women's Network - USA (Oakland, CA) and will work at the intersection of RJ and HIV issues.
Application deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm PT. Please visit the RJFP website to fill out the online form and download the applications.
Questions? Email RJFP@lsrj.org.
2015 Summer Internship with the ACLU of Michigan
The ACLU of Michigan is seeking qualified candidates committed to civil rights for its 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program. They work on a variety of civil rights issues, including racial discrimination and profiling, marriage equality, reproductive rights and freedom of speech. http://www.aclumich.org/
Emily (Communications Chair) and the rest of the NYU LSRJ Board!