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LSRJ Applauds Alumna and Former Chapter Leader Sandra Fluke
February 5, 2014
Law Students for Reproductive Justice applauds alumna Sandra Fluke in her run for California Senate District 26.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oakland, CA – Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) is thrilled with the announcement today from our alumna Sandra Fluke that she will be running for California Senate District 26.
“As a student at Georgetown University Law Center, Sandra deftly lead the LSRJ chapter in challenging the school’s contraceptive coverage policy, and she continues to do what we encourage all of our members and leaders to do - use the law to help create real, lasting change,” said Sabrina Andrus, Executive Director of Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
LSRJ trains and amplifies the voices of student leaders and new lawyers throughout the country, like Ms. Fluke, preparing the next generation of lawyers, judges, and elected officials to stand up for the reproductive rights of all people – from the margins to the mainstream. LSRJ members are not only poised to influence law, policy, and public opinion in the future, they are already making an impact in the present.
Sabrina M. Andrus, JD
Law Students for Reproductive Justice
1730 Franklin Street, Suite 212
Oakland, CA 94611
(t) 510.622.8135 ▪ (f) 510.622.8138 ▪
LSRJ trains and mobilizes law students and new lawyers across the country to foster legal expertise and support for the realization of reproductive justice. For media inquiries, please email .
LSRJ Honored as High-impact Nonprofit
We are excited to share that LSRJ has been identified by experts as a top nonprofit working in the field of reproductive health, rights, and justice! Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar, spoke with 134 experts to rank the top 25 high-impact non-profits in the national reproductive health, rights, and justice field, and we are honored to have been ranked 15th. In describing LSRJ, non-profit professionals said, ”Their staff and board leadership has been superb for years. They are a very strategic organization and have carved out their own niche in the movement...LSRJ has reached thousands and thousands of law school graduates from 100 campuses throughout the country. Everywhere I go, I meet LSRJ alums who are active in the field as scholars, litigators, pro bono counsel, donors, and board members. Plus, LSRJ’s fellowship and internship programs have brought legal research and writing skills directly to dozens of reproductive organizations, most of which don’t have staff with legal training, increasing their policy advocacy capacity.”
Call for Submissions: 2014 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize
LSRJ in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights, is pleased to announce the Call for Submission for the ninth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.
This year, the Sarah Weddington prize will have no specific theme, but will be open to fresh student scholarship exploring a wide range of issues that affect reproductive health, rights, and justice in the U.S. For more information, please download the 2014 Call for Submissions. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2014.
Winning authors will receive cash prizes: $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), or $250 (3rd place). The first place winner will also have a chance at publication with the NYU Review of Law and Social Change.
Summer Legal Internship at LSRJ - Now Accepting Applications!
Want to learn more about Reproductive Justice? Learn the “lay of the land” in the RJ movement? Do cutting edge research for allied organizations?
Come join us at the LSRJ National Office in Oakland for the summer! The 10 week summer programs offers a comprehensive orientation and substantive training at the start of the internship as well as hands-on mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the summer. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend and present at the national Leadership Institute conference.
Application deadline is April 1, 2014. Download the application here.
Webinar Wednesdays are BACK!
We are excited to announce our fourth 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 immigration reform, LGBT rights, the criminal justice system, and intimate partner violence.
Join advocates, law students, and other RJ-minded students from across the country in learning from reproductive rights and justice experts.
REGISTER NOW at bit.ly/13webweds
September 18, 2013 at 3pmPT/6pmET
If you care about criminal justice, you should care about reproductive justice
Farah Diaz-Tello from National Advocates for Pregnant Women
October 9, 2013 at 3pmPT/6pmET
If you care about immigration rights, you should care about reproductive justice
Kimberly Inez McGuire from National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Shivana Jorawar from National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
October 23, 2013 at 3pmPT/6pmET
If you care about interpersonal and domestic violence, you should care about reproductive justice
Elizabeth Arndorfer from Futures Without Violence
November 13, 2013 at 3pmPT/6pmET
If you care about LGBT rights, you should care about reproductive justice
Ashland Johnson from National Center for Lesbian Rights
You don’t have to be a law student or lawyer to take part in these conversations so feel free to forward along to friends and allies that might be interested!