news & announcements
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 Wedding 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!
LSRJ is thrilled to announce our 2013 regional conferences!
Join us for a day-long conference where reproductive rights, health, and justice advocates share their expertise on a host of issues. This is a great opportunity to network and meet LSRJ members facing similar challenges in your geographic region as well as network with experts in the field.
Saturday, September 28th at the University of Texas School of Law
Saturday, October 5th at the University of Minnesota School of Law
LSRJ Turns Ten!
Ten years ago – May 15, 2003 – LSRJ was born.
100 chapters at law schools across the country.
Thousands of law students and lawyers all dedicated to providing legal expertise and support for the realization of reproductive justice.
We’re mighty proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for the RJ movement in the last decade. Click here to learn more about some of our best moments and to find out how you can support our future endeavors.