Updates from Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ)



Dear NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice,

Welcome to the LSRJ newsletter!  Below are announcements about upcoming events hosted by both our NYU and national chapters, as well as internship and fellowship opportunities.

Upcoming NYU Events

LSRJ General Body Meeting

Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm in FH 316

Join Law Students for Reproductive Justice for our fall general body meeting.  We will discuss upcoming events and projects for this semester.  Stop by for snacks and to learn about opportunities to become our 1L reps!

Venturing Into a Minefield" - The Supreme Court's Assault on Abortion and Contraception Access Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00pm to 8:00pm in VH 206

NYU’s Law Students for Reproductive Justice and Law Women are hosting a panel discussion of this summer’s Hobby Lobby and McCullen decisions.  The panel will bring together Professor Sally Burns, Professor of Clinical Law at NYU and Faculty Director of the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice; Professor Sylvia Law, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Medicine and Psychiatry at NYU and Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program; Brigitte Amiri, staff attorney at the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project; Jessica Pieklow, an author at RH Reality Check; as well as an abortion provider.  Avi Frey (supervising attorney for the NYU Carr Center’s Reproductive Justice Clinic) will moderate the panel.  Dinner will be served.

 "Roe at Risk" Documentary Screening


LSRJ will be hosting a screening of "Roe at Risk," a documentary about abortion access.

Related Events

Repro Health Happy Hour NYC

Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00pm at DBA East Village

Repro Health Happy Hour NYC is a monthly networking event for NYC sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice professionals, advocates, and allies.


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.

Register Now!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3pmPT/6pmET

If you care about pregnancy discrimination, you should care about reproductive justice featuring Farah Diaz-Tello from National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3pmPT/6pmET

If you care about environmental justice, you should care about reproductive justice

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!

Job and Internship Opportunities

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.

For more information about the RJFP, including bios of current and past Fellows and a list of Placement Organizations, please visit the RJFP homepage.

Questions? Email RJFP@lsrj.org

National Partnership for Women and Families Fellowship

The National Partnership for Women and Families is seeking a highly motivated, organized, proactive and detailed-oriented third-year law student, judicial clerk, or other recent law school graduate interested in applying for fellowships such as Equal Justice Works, or other law fellowships, to begin in September 2015.

The fellow will support the National Partnership's reproductive health program which works at the state and federal levels to defeat attacks on reproductive rights and advance a proactive agenda to expand access to quality reproductive health care. National Partnership staff will work with applicants to develop a project description and application materials. The fellow's work will include conducting legal research and policy analysis, drafting memoranda, reports, factsheets, blogs, and other documents, and collaborating with coalition partners.

For more information, please see the full description here.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Internship

The Legal Department is seeking a Fall 2014 Legal Intern. It provides legal representation to two organizations: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) and California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF). Together, these organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and electoral work for California's seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood Affiliates. Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and an interested in healthcare, social justice issues, and reproductive rights.

Responsibilities include in-depth legal and legislative research, analysis, and drafting; presentations to affiliate staff on healthcare related issues; monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other litigation and policy developments; development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials. 

Thank You

We’re excited about the year ahead!  Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions or ideas about LSRJ.  And be sure to join our Facebook group!