Yale Law School - Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellow, Information Society Project

11 Jul 2017 7:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice (PSRJ), an initiative of the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School, is accepting applications for a Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellow (RRJ Fellow).

The Reproductive Rights and Justice Fellowship

The RRJ Fellowship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing and implementing novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. In conjunction with the PSRJ director, the Fellow will supervise teams of Yale Law School students who will assist in creating and applying these strategies. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of significant litigation experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area and in working with students.

The RRJ Fellow will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a travel budget, Yale University benefits, and access to Yale University resources. The fellowship begins on Sept 1, 2017 and ends in June 2018, although it may be renewed for an additional year. The position is based in New Haven, CT.

The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice

PSRJ is an idea-generating institution, an incubator of novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. It benefits from collaborating with the Yale Law School community—including scholars with special expertise in constitutional law, reproductive rights, and related fields, and a talented student body—to develop legal doctrine to protect reproductive health access.

PSRJ is led by Clinical Lecturer and ISP Senior Fellow Priscilla J. Smith, a former reproductive rights litigator. Smith also teaches the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, a Yale Law School clinical course.


Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch (heather.branch@yale.edu). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Reproductive Rights Fellowship. Application materials should include:

A statement describing the applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;

A copy of the applicant’s resume;

A law school transcript;

Contact information for three references; and

At least one sample of recent legal writing, either a brief or memorandum, or a piece of academic writing, that demonstrates sophisticated and creative legal reasoning.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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