Weekly Announcements – March 8, 2010

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Announcing New LSN Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal — Reproductive Justice, Law & Policy, co-sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights and American University Washington College of Law.

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Editors: Pamela D. Bridgewater, Professor of Law, American University – Washington College of Law, and Diana Hortsch, Director of the Law School Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights

For more than 15 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Since 1992, our attorneys have boldly used legal and human rights tools to create this world. We are the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law. Our groundbreaking cases before national courts, United Nations committees, and regional human rights bodies have expanded access to reproductive healthcare, including birth control, safe abortion, prenatal and obstetric care, and unbiased information. We influence the law outside the courtroom as well, documenting abuses, working with policymakers to promote progressive measures, and fostering legal scholarship and teaching on reproductive health and human rights.

In 1898, Washington College of Law became the first law school in the world founded by women – a time when women were generally excluded from the legal profession. Today, its program in lawyer training along with its commitment to human rights, WCL is deeply involved in discourse about governmental policymaking, social change, and rights in the polity. Moreover, the school has attracted outstanding visiting, distinguished and adjunct faculty members who play critical roles in public and private sector organizations. Our location in the nation’s capital offers unparalleled externship opportunities with federal and local agencies, courts, and public interest organizations. The law school’s diverse curriculum offers students a myriad of opportunities to pursue their own professional and academic goals. While assisting students in gaining cutting-edge legal knowledge and skills, the LL.M. Program encourages them to investigate the relevant history, political theory, and ethical questions relevant to their interests.

Description: Reproductive Justice, Law and Policy is an interdisciplinary e-journal covering a vast range of issues, both domestic and international, related to reproductive rights, gender, human rights, sexuality, medicine, race and class. The editors invite scholarship from all disciplines, including law, political science, history, economics, medicine, reproductive technology and other social sciences.