Past Events

December 1 Wednesday

Debriefing Dobbs: SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Abortion – What Just Happened?

A community debrief to discuss Wednesday’s oral arguments before SCOTUS in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the case challenging Mississippi’s pre-viability, 15-week abortion ban.

October 25 Monday

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: Roe on the Line

Join us for a panel discussion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the upcoming Supreme Court case determining if Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks is constitutional.

March 30 Tuesday

Girls, Assaulted, India Thusi, Widener University Delaware Law

Professor Thusi is an Associate Professor of Law at Delaware Law School. Her research examines racial and sexual hierarchies as they relate to policing, race, and gender. Her articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, NYU Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Cornell Law Review Online, and Utah Law Review.  

February 22 Monday

Racial Equity in Fertility Care: Legal and Clinical Perspectives

Please join us for the second event in our series exploring racial disparities in medicine. This panel will center on legal and historical perspectives on racial equity in fertility care. All are welcome!

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October 20 Tuesday

Defending Reproductive Rights in the Trump era and the meaning of June Medical Services v. Russo (2020); Julie Rikelman

Julie Rikelman is the Senior Director of the U.S. Litigation Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights.  She successfully argued June Medical Services v. Russo in the Supreme Court, the Court's most recent case concerning abortion rights.  She has challenged numerous regulations on abortion providers, from unnecessary physical plant and admitting privileges requirements, invasive ultrasound laws, and restrictions on medication abortion.

March 25 Wednesday

Cancelled: PSRJ Lecture, given by Professor Khiara Bridges,UC Berkeley School of Law


Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. She has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared or will soon appear in the Harvard Law ReviewStanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others.

February 19 Wednesday

Reproductive Due Process, Meghan Boone, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Law

This talk engages in a thought experiment. It assumes that the Supreme Court has correctly identified the constitutional scope of the substantive right to abortion by balancing a pregnant person’s right to liberty with the state’s interest in potential life. Following on this assumption, it asks the question: what else might the Constitution require?
January 22 Wednesday

Book Talk & Panel Discussion: Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice for a panel discussion of "Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories" and the future of this area of the law. Editors and contributors include professors Linda Greenhouse ’78 M.S.L., Melissa Murray ’02, Douglas NeJaime, Kate Shaw, and Reva Siegel ’86. Moderated by Emily Bazelon ’00.

Dinner will be served at 6:05pm

November 7 Thursday

The Constitutional Case Against Defining Infertility, Faren Tang, Reproductive Justice Fellow, Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale

Legal definitions of infertility, usually for the purposes of state insurance mandates, rely on a faulty distinction between “medical” and “social” infertility and logically inconsistent double-standards for different-sex couples, same-sex couples, and single non-partnered individuals. But fertility coverage mandates, like all laws, must comport with basic Constitutional principles of equal protection and equal right to liberty.