Offer: 2 Legal Job Opportunities at Center for Reproductive Rights. New York
Founded in 1992 and located in New York City, the Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit organization that promotes women's equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Nineteen years after its founding, the Center remains the only reproductive rights organization that combines U.S. and international legal advocacy. In the U.S. the Center’s preeminent litigation team has helped millions of women and their families by securing Medicaid funding for abortions; striking abortion bans and other access restrictions; and protecting teens’ access to confidential reproductive healthcare services and information.
During the past 20 years, Center attorneys have been counsel in virtually every major U.S. Supreme Court case about reproductive rights. In the last two years, the Center litigated over 20 cases on a range of reproductive rights issues. In addition to the U.S. legal program’s ground-breaking litigation, we have also expanded our advocacy work through (1) the integration of human rights strategies we have pioneered internationally into our domestic work and (2) increased strategic legislative advocacy at the federal and state level. In 2008, we launched a Law School Initiative to invigorate teaching and scholarship on reproductive rights. The initiative will train the next generation of practicing attorneys, officeholders, policymakers and judges to think about reproductive health as a fundamental human right.
Legal Fellow: U.S. Legal Fellows play an integral role in the department’s work, which includes trial court and appellate litigation; human rights advocacy; legislative and other advocacy projects; drafting of public education materials; public speaking; and legal analyses of state legislation. Some travel is required.
Legislative Fellow: The Center seeks a Legislative Fellow to work in its U.S. State Program.
This is a two year position, to start in fall 2012.
The Fellow’s responsibilities will include tracking and analyzing reproductive rights legislation in all fifty states; assisting in providing technical assistance to local advocates; conducting legal research; and preparing analyses of state legislation.
S/he may also be involved in drafting legislation and developing proactive legislative strategies; writing fact sheets and materials on state legislative trends; speaking about reproductive rights; and working with the State Program’s Legislative Counsel on additional legislative and policy projects.
Some travel may be required.