After more than a decade with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, Jennifer Dalven ’95 will become its director on April 1. Dalven, who successfully argued the abortion rights case Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England before the Supreme Court, first took an interest in reproductive rights in high school, when she was a peer educator at a family planning clinic.

Three new NYU School of Law fellowships in reproductive justice and women's rights

Dalven's career path is one example of NYU Law's public interest focus. Another is a set of three one-year fellowships in reproductive justice and women's rights that the Law School has just created. One of them is located at the Reproductive Freedom Project, which focuses on protecting access to the full range of reproductive healthcare; the NYU Law fellow will work closely with the project’s litigation teams. At the legal advocacy organization A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, an NYU Law student or recent graduate will work on issues such as paid family and sick leave, pregnancy discrimination, and parity for part-time employees. Alternatively, the NYU Reproductive Justice and Women’s Rights Fellowship will allow a 3L student to work at a host organization of his or her choice anywhere in the country.

Posted on March 9, 2010