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10.22.13 - This semester, the Center is pleased to honor the Tulane University Law School chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) with the Center for Reproductive Rights Student Policy and Advocacy Award.
The CRR Student Policy Advocacy Award recognizes policy advocacy by students within their schools and communities that advances the principle that reproductive rights are human rights which those in power must respect, protect, and fulfill. The award, a cash prize of $250, is given on an ad hoc basis to student groups that are doing the hard work of supporting and advancing policies that reinforce reproductive rights.
Tulane LSRJ is dedicated to the promotion of reproductive rights and social justice within the law school community and beyond. Their organization uses an interdisciplinary approach to educate, organize, and support law students on campus, often partnering with other student organizations and community-based organizations to host events. As one of the strongest organizations on campus, Tulane LSRJ was host to the LSRJ 2013 South Regional Conference which brought together more than 80 reproductive rights, health, and justice advocates from 5 states to share their expertise on a host of issues.
Of particular note is Tulane’s current project working with lawyers in New Orleans to create judicial bypass procedures. Tulane LSRJ has also worked closely with the New Orleans Abortion Fund since its inception to ensure all women in New Orleans have access to abortion care regardless of their financial situation.
We at the Center for Reproductive Rights believe that reproductive rights policy advocacy, including the work happening on the Tulane campus, deserves to be recognized and encouraged. For these reasons, we commend the Tulane chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice and are pleased to present them with the CRR Student Policy Advocacy Award.