2015 Events

November 17, 2015

Patel v. Indiana and Reproductive Justice Webinar

Jill Adams on Purvi Patel Amici WebinarJoin us for a discussion on Purvi Patel’s case and its effects on Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls, reproductive justice, and public health.  The webinar will also discuss next steps in Purvi’s case and resources in the state of Indiana for pregnant people. Webinar presenters include: Miriam Yeung, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum; Jill E. Adams, CRRJ, Sara Ainsworth, National Advocates for Pregnant Women; Shelly Dodson, Backline.

For the webinar flyer click here.
For the webinar video, click here.


September 10, 2015

Melissa Murray to moderate panel about Obergefell v. Hodges
6:00 – 8:00 PM | Warren Room (295 Boalt Hall)

Co-sponsored by California Law Review and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Berkeley student chapter


August 24, 2015

Kristin Luker receives Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award
American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL 

The Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities as represented by a body of work or a single book.  This award commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY-Stony Brook).

ASA 2015-ZakiyaLuna, Winddance Twine, Kristin Luker(winner), Carol Joffe


Jill Adams, Sen. Holly Mitchell, Frank Mecca, Jessica Bartholow at SB 23 Assembly Hearing MAugust 19, 2015

Assembly Appropriations Committee Hearing
Sacramento, CA

Jill E. Adams to testify with Senator Holly Mitchell and Frank Mecca (County Welfare Directors Association) about fiscal impacts of welfare family caps at Assembly Appropriations Committee Hearing on effort to repeal Maximum Family Grants Rule of CalWORKS program.


July 11, 2015

Jill E. Adams presents at LSRJ Leadership Institute on Harris vs. McRae
Jill Adams with Jess Arons at LSRJ LI 2015Oakland, CA

On July 11th Jill E. Adams presented on two panels at the Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) Leadership Institute, Justice Doesn’t Just Happen.  First, she and co-author Jessica Arons presented “A Travesty of Justice:  Revisiting Harris v. McRae” (William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law).  Second, she participated on a panel about reproductive justice issues in various forms of law practice.  


July 10,2015

Reproductive Rights and Justice Casebook Launch & Signing
Oakstop, Oakland, CA

On July 10th, CRRJ in co-sponsorship with Law Students for Reproductive Justice, celebrated the launch for the first ever Reproductive Rights and Justice Casebook.  Jill E. Adams and Mariko Miki joined authors Melissa Murray and Kristin Luker for an interview by Abbey Marr. The authors signed copies of the casebook, which were for sale.

Jill Adams, Mariko Miki, Melissa Murray at Casebook Reception and Signing DSCN4568 DSCN4602 v2


June 24, 2015

Dinner Conversations at AALS Mid-Year Convening
Orlando, FL

On June 24th, CRRJ hosted a dinner conversation about teaching reproductive rights and justice courses at AALS Mid-Year Convening in Orlando, Florida. Prof. Melissa Murray and Prof. Yvonne Lindgren discussed instruction and teaching resources with faculty from around the country.

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June 11, 2015

Jill Adams to speak at panel on “Using Hard Data to Back Real Wins”
United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC

On  June 11th, Jill E. Adams presented on a panel entitled, “Using Hard Data to Back Real Wins” about proactive policy advocacy in California with Marisol Franco (CA Latinas for Reproductive Justice) and Diana Taylor (ANSIRH) at the Center for Reproductive Rights State Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. 

June 12, 2015

Melissa Murray to speak at American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s National Convention
Washington, DCMurray and Dellinger ACS National Conf June 2015

On  June 12th, Melissa Murray presented on a panel about the undue burden standard in abortion jurisprudence at the American Constitution Society National Convention. Fellow panelists included Walter Dellinger (O’Melveny & Myers), Julie Rikelman (Center for Reproductive Rights), and Reva Siegel (Yale Law School).


June 5, 2015

National Network of Abortion Funds Summit
St. Louis, MO

Jill E. Adams presented a paper on Harris v. McRae at the National Network of Abortion Funds Summit
panel on “Political Context Report: Panel on State, Federal, International & Legal Updates.” Other panelists included:  Jessica Arons, Reproductive Health Technologies Project; Ravina Daphtary, All* Above All; Tiffany Pryor, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health; Jamila Taylor, Ipas. Moderated by Megan Peterson, NNAF Deputy Director.


April 20, 2015

Social Justice at Berkeley Law with Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice
12:45 – 2:00 PM | 145 Boalt Hall


April 16, 2015

Jill E. Adams to deliver keynote address at 30th anniversary reception for Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
6:00 PM | Steinhart Courtyard, Boalt Hall


March 30, 2015

Griswold at 50:  The Roads not Taken and the Paths Ahead
12:30-2:00 PM | Warren Room (295 Boalt Hall)

Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut, famously articulating the right to privacy. But what preceded Griswold? And what opportunities and arguments were surrendered in Griswold’s embrace of privacy? In this lunchtime talk, Professor Melissa Murray discusses the pre-Griswold landscape, the decision, and its implications for the future of reproductive rights and justice.

Cosponsored by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, the Berkeley Chapter of Law Students For Reproductive Justice, the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, and the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.

For Facebook event page, click here. Lunch will be provided.


March 24, 2015

Jill Adams Testifying at SB 23 HearingSenate Testimony by Jill Adams

Jill E. Adams testified before the Senate Human Services Committee in support of Senator Holly Mitchell’s SB 23, which would end the Maximum Family Grant Rule of CalWORKS.  View the hearing here

To read more about the issue, read CRRJ’s brief, click here.


March 17, 2015

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Bay Area Lawyer Chapter’s Sixth Annual Gala Reception — Griswold at 50: Reproductive Rights in Peril
Melissa Murray in conversation with Linda Greenhouse

Each year the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter recognizes leaders in the progressive community for their efforts in promoting and protecting our core constitutional values: liberty, justice and equality. In light of the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, we are proud to recognize this year’s honorees for their contributions in the field of reproductive rights and justice: Representative Jackie Speier, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, CoreAlign, a project of the New Venture Fund, and National Center for Youth Law.

Jill E. Adams served on host committee and presented awards to honorees.

For information on the event and registration, click here.