Dear NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice,

Below are announcements about this week’s LSRJ event, as well as other events in NYC.  Check out the research and internship opportunities listed below!

Upcoming LSRJ Events

Law & Government Society and NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice invite you to learn HOW TO LOBBY!

Thursday March 12, 4:30 PM in VH 206

If you want to work or volunteer for clients or causes that may need to get legislation passed, get regulations killed, get a program funded or changed-- here is your chance to learn how! 

Mr. James Lytle, the partner in charge of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' New York State legislative lobbying and regulatory practice, represents a broad array of clients before the Legislature, the executive branch and the courts, both within New York State and beyond. 

He will provide students with a brief tutorial on how to lobby legislatures and agencies on behalf of clients and causes.

Other Events

Screening of “Trapped” and Panel Discussion with Director

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  | 7:00pm

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx

Forcheimer Lecture Hall, 1st floor

The Medical Students for Choice chapter at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx are hosting a screening of the in-progress film "Trapped", which documents the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion  Provider (TRAP) laws in Alabama, followed by a discussion panel with the film director, Dawn Porter (director of Sundance award winner "Gideon's Army"), as well as abortion providers and reproductive health advocates.

Please RSVP here

New York Abortion Access Fund’s 2015 Bowl-a-Thon

Sunday, April 26, 2015  | 1:30-4:00pm

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers

For the 6th year in a row, abortion funds from across the country raise money to make reproductive rights a reality for women who can't afford to pay for an abortion—and this year we plan to break the fundraising records!

The Bowl-a-Thon is a nationwide series of local events that allow community members (you!) to captain your own bowling teams, participate in a kickass national event – and raise money to help women and girls pay for abortions they couldn’t otherwise afford.

There is a registration fee of $10 per person, and a nonbinding commitment to raise at least $100 per bowler. We promise you it won’t be difficult—fundraising is streamlined through your team’s personalized webpage where friends and family can donate online, and we will provide you with tons of support, helpful tips, sample
language, fundraising ideas, and motivating emails to help you get there.

At our 2014 Bowl-a-thon, thanks to over 250 amazing bowlers, we raised over $82,000 and were the #1 abortion access Bowl-a-thon in the country! This year, we hope to raise $100,000. In order to
participate, groups of 4-8 friends may register their team at: http://fundabortionnow.org/BOWLATHON

Activate New York: Pro-Choice Lobby Day in Albany

May 5, 2015| 9:30am-4:30pm

Please join NARAL Pro-Choice New York and activists from across the state in Albany on Tuesday, May 5th for a phenomenal day including meetings with your legislators, presentations by reproductive rights experts and so much more!

Register here.

Join the Reproductive Justice Legal Research Initiative

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, J.D.

Students and Alumni 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! Apply to be a researcher here: lsrj.org/volunteer.

New Projects & Continuing Opportunities with Provider Tort Claims Project

LSRJ is still recruiting student and alumni researchers to work on a 50-state research project assessing 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. Additional researchers who can contribute any time to this project are always welcome.

The LRI also has new research opportunities for researchers in the areas of birthing rights, ACA impact, HIV/AIDS, parental rights, abortion funding, and constitutional law.

Direct any questions to Research@lsrj.org.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Summer Internship with the Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center’s U.S. Legal Program is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in a variety of projects related to litigation and judicial strategy.  This internship will provide the successful candidate with experience in the day-to-day operations of a dynamic public interest law organization, including legal research, writing, and citations.

The internship is full-time, from June 2015 through August 2015.  Interns are encouraged to seek outside funding for their internship.  This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained.

The Center’s summer internship program includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events, networking opportunities with other organizations, and other activities. 

Students can apply here, or send their materials directly to Tiseme Zegeye at TZegeye@reprorights.org.

LSRJ’s Internship Guide

An updated Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice, featuring nearly 80 organizations from across the country.

Thank You

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!


Emily (Communications Chair) and the rest of the NYU LSRJ Board!