New Scholarship on Reproductive Rights Panel Launches New CRR-CLS Fellowship
On October 20th, a mini symposium was held at Columbia Law School to celebrate the new collaborative Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School (CRR-CLS) Fellowship. , The Center’s President, Nancy Northup, moderated the panel discussion on “New Scholarship on Reproductive Rights.” Prominent reproductive rights law professors including Vicki Jackson, Laura Fentiman and Jessie Hill discussed abortion regulation, fetal protection laws and reproductive rights within a health framework from a comparative law perspective. , Khiara Bridges, the first CRR-CLS fellow, also participated as a panelist, and presented her work on the relationship between the struggle for the recognition of Black women’s reproductive rights in the U.S. and the fight for racial justice. The event was co-sponsored by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, the Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School’s American Constitution Society, Columbia Outlaws, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. The event and the reception following it were well attended by a cross section of practitioners and scholars. , Remarks from the event will be published in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law in the summer of 2009.