HEADLINESMay 6, 2013: The Williams Institute selects CRRJ Affiliated Faculty and Berkeley Law Professor Melissa Murray to receive Dukeminier Award and Michael Cunningham Prize for the best law review articles on sexual orientation and gender identity topics for “What's So New About the New Illegitimacy?,” 20 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y L. 387 (2012).
April 26, 2013: CRRJ Writing Workshop participant Lauren Goldsmith (J.D. candidate ’13) wins Honorable Mention in eighth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights for “Redefining Viability: Why the State Must Ensure Viable Alternatives to Pregnancy and Motherhood.” The writing prize is sponsored by Law Students for Reproductive Justice in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights.
April 18, 2013: CRRJ releases “Bringing Families out of ‘Cap’tivity: the Need to Repeal the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant Rule,” an issue brief related to AB 271 (Mitchell).
January 22, 2013: The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ) celebrated the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision by helping to make real the promise of Roe v. Wade. CRRJ Executive Director Jill E. Adams joined state leaders and other members of the California Women's Health Alliance to introduce AB 154, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), will expand the types of trained healthcare professionals who can provide abortions, thereby increasing access and improving care.
From the Center for Reproductive Rights website
October 15, 2012: The Center is thrilled to announce the 2012-2013 Innovation in Scholarship Awardee will be Professor Kristin Luker. This year, the award will go to a sociologist for the first time. Professor Kristin Luker is the Faculty Director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice and the Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley School of Law. She is the author of several books including Dubious Conceptions, published in 1995 and selected as New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is currently at work on her fourth book, tentatively titled Bodies and Politics, about sex education controversies in the United States. Professor Luker has received several awards, including Ford and Guggenheim fellowships, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Alumni Association of UCSD. In 1997 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Luker received her A.B. from UC Berkeley in 1968 and her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974.
The CRR Innovation in Scholarship Award recognizes a distinguished scholar whose research advances the academy's understanding of health, women's rights, human rights, or constitutional law. Past award winners (Reva Siegel, Ali Miller and Carol Sanger) are women who have made significant contributions to the intellectual basis of their fields through years of dedicated research as scholars and leaders within the academy.