Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program

Together we are changing the face of lawyering.

The Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) is a policy-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at organizations working to advance reproductive justice for all people.

RJ Fellows gain hands-on policy advocacy experience and work on cutting edge reproductive health, rights, justice issues, particularly as they affect people of color and other marginalized communities. Placement organizations benefit because Fellows bring legal knowhow and an intersectional approach to legal and policy advocacy.

RJ Fellows are paid a stipend and placed with organizations across the country for a year-long program that includes mentoring, professional development, skills-based training, and networking opportunities. Since its inception in 2010, the RJFP has launched the careers of 45 new lawyers at a score of allied organizations and has expanded to include the Federal, State, and HIV fellowships. Applications for the fellowship are due in November.

We’re proud to partner with the American University Washington College of Law’s Women and the Law Program, the academic home of the RJFP.

"I had so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences in this one year that they are impossible to count. I learned from the best about how to advocate on behalf of the most disadvantaged people in our communities, especially women and people of color. These skills, and the confidence that came with their practice, have shaped me into the advocate I dreamed of being."
Dani Hawkes, 2010-11 RJ Fellow
Current RJ Fellows
Nnennaya Amuchie
2016-17 RJ Fellow, Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
Sequoia Ayala
2016-17 RJ-HIV Fellow, SisterLove
Christine Castro
2016-17 RJ State Fellow, New Voices for Reproductive Justice and Women’s Law Project
Emily Champlin
2016-17 RJ Fellow, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Stephanie Croney
2016-17 RJ Fellow, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Cammie Dodson
2016-17 RJ-HIV Fellow, Positive Women’s Network – USA
Mohini Lal
2016-17 RJ Fellow, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Priya Walia
2016-17 RJ State Fellow, Legal Voice and Surge NW
Second year RJ Fellows
Nimra Chowdhry
2015-17 RJ Fellow, Advocates for Youth & National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Sabrina Rewald
2015-17 RJ-HIV Fellow, SisterLove & RJ Fellow, National LGBTQ Task Force