The lack of reproductive rights instruction in law school doesn’t just fail budding advocates eager to learn; it also minimizes the importance of the subject area in the minds of law students who will go on to wield significant power and authority in various areas of practice—particularly in elected office.
If you are a current law student working in Washington, DC this summer, don’t miss out on this excellent professional development and networking opportunity – register for the training today!
Presentation topics will include:
- Reproductive Health on the Hill: What’s Happening and What You Can Do
- Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future
- Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law
- What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care
- Career Panel: Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy
Law Students for Reproductive Justice found that only 18 percent of law schools have offered a reproductive rights law course sometime during the last seven years.
The legal field, even within public interest law, and even within a subset of public interest law like reproductive rights, can be overwhelming. For non-lawyers, it can be hard to figure out where the law fits into your overall vision and strategy. But for lawyers, especially us young lawyers, it’s no less confusing; it’s hard to figure out where you as an individual fit into the social movements around you. To help current law students in this process, the National Women’s Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are teaming up for our annual training for law students on June 11th.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) provides members with education and training to become confident chapter leaders. That’s just what we accomplished at our second annual Leadership Institute, entitled “Justice Doesn’t Just Happen.”