The Reproductive Justice Project advocates for bodily autonomy and the right to choose whether and under what circumstances people have and raise children by supporting reproductive rights groups around the globe.
This year, RJP will be partnering with several organizations committed to advancing reproductive justice. With the continuing state and national attacks on abortion rights and access, we will be assisting organizations that are committed to protecting people’s right and ability to choose. RJP may be partnering with organizations in other areas as well, potentially including workplace protections for pregnant employees, international human rights law, and gender-based violence. Once accepted into the SLP, students will have the opportunity to rank their preferences for which organization and which project they want to work on. Due to the sensitive nature of RJP’s partner organizations’ work, the exact details of each project are highly confidential unless indicated otherwise.
Most projects take the form of proactive policy or education work on the national or state-level. On occasion, there may be opportunities to work on litigation as well. Regardless of the topic, students will engage in research related to policy initiatives, cases, existing regulations, and real-world impacts. Depending on each partner organization’s needs, students will create deliverables such as research spreadsheets, policy recommendations, memoranda, and/or briefs.
Supervision: Students in the Reproductive Justice Project will receive training and supervision from attorneys associated with their individual research projects.
Time Commitment: 15+ hours per semester (minimum 15 hours, option to extend if applicants are interested in long-term projects). Each project has a different cadence, but teams generally have considerable discretion in planning out their work. There are usually three check-in meetings and three deliverable deadlines during the semester, which we do our best to arrange so that they don’t interfere with any big 1L assignments or midterms.
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