Jill E. Adams

  • Executive Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
  • jadams@law.berkeley.edu
  • Tel: 510-642-8567
  • 452 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
Jill Adams

Jill E. Adams, J.D., is the founding executive director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law, a think tank that propels law and policy solutions by bridging the academic-advocate divide. She is also the founding chief strategist of the SIA Legal Team, which transforms the legal landscape so that people who end their own pregnancies can do so with dignity and without punishment. Adams teaches Selected Topics in Reproductive Justice and is executive editor of Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice (Foundation Press, 2015), the first legal textbook on the subject. She recently co-authored “And Damned if They Don’t: Prototype Theories to End Punitive Policies Against Pregnant People Living in Poverty” (Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, 2017). She is president of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom and serves as an advisor to several organizations and literary projects. Adams is active on the advisory boards of Feminist Judgments Series:  Rewritten Reproductive Justice (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), Reproductive Justice Book Series (University of California Press, ongoing), If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health, and other organizations. Her awards include the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Fellowship, ACCESS Reproductive Justice Leadership Award, and the inaugural Rockwood Fellowship for Leaders in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. She’s licensed by the State Bar of California.


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
B.J., University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Journalism