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Jill E. Adams

Title: Executive Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
Tel: 510-642-8567
Email Address: jadams@law.berkeley.edu

Jill E. Adams is the executive director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Adams was the executive director of Law Students for Reproductive Justice for six years, guiding its transformation from a fledging organization to a sustainable institution and influential force in the national reproductive health, rights, and justice movement. Her service includes the vice presidency of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, the Women’s Health Leadership Network at the Center for American Progress, the board of directors for the Habeas Project of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, the advisory boards for Nursing Students for Choice and Real Reason, and the steering committee of Pharmacy Forward: Pharmacist Leadership for Reproductive Health. Adams has been an invited lecturer for courses on medical, law, and undergraduate campuses throughout the country and a featured presenter at numerous national and transnational academic and activist convenings. Her awards include the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Professional Development Fellowship, and her work includes litigation on gender-based employment discrimination at Equal Rights Advocates, representation of domestic violence survivors at the Family Violence Law Center, and advocacy for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among immigrants at Fundación CIMME in Seville, Spain.


J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
B.J., University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Journalism

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