Law Students for Reproductive Justice trains and mobilizes law students and new lawyers across the country to foster legal expertise and support for the realization of reproductive justice.
Reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide whether, when, and how to have and parent children with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence.
Dignity. All people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity for their inherent worth as human beings in matters of sexuality, reproduction, birthing, and parenting.
Empowerment. Those with power and privilege must prioritize the needs, amplify the voices, and support the leadership of those from vulnerable, under-served, and marginalized communities.
Diversity. Our movement will be strongest if it includes, reflects, and responds to people representing various identities, communities, and experiences.
Intersectionality. Reproductive oppression is experienced at the intersection of identities, conditions, systems, policies, and practices; therefore, strategies for change must reflect this reality.
Equality. All people are entitled to equal protection of the law, the free exercise of rights, and the enjoyment of economic, political, and social well being.
Law. The law is a powerful tool for the promotion of social justice and the realization of civil and human rights.
Autonomy. All people must have the right and ability to make voluntary, informed decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction.
Advance understanding of reproductive justice through active communities on law school campuses to foster diverse membership and encourage multi-issue activism.
Integrate reproductive rights law and justice (RRLJ) into legal education to further scholarly discourse and to increase learning opportunities.
Enhance law students’ and new lawyers’ roles in the reproductive health, rights and justice (RHRJ) movements through experiences and opportunities that develop their leadership, advocacy, and legal skills.
Build a foundation of lasting support for reproductive justice within the legal community.