Leadership Institute

If/When/How’s annual Leadership Institute (LI) is our exciting and powerful two-day conference wherein we invite student chapter leaders to convene and build their capacity as reproductive and racial justice advocates. Attendees can expect a lively, transformative weekend full of community building, peer support, and professional development. The LI provides a space to network and attend skills-building workshops, plus panels and resources that will empower If/When/How chapter leaders to take reproductive and racial justice back to their campuses and communities.

We want to make sure that the future of lawyering is accessible to everyone, which is why If/When/How funds accommodations and travel to the Leadership Institute for a law student leader from each of our nearly 100 chapters across the country. Students have the opportunity to learn from current leaders in the movement, to build power with far-flung peers, and to recharge with a supportive, enthusiastic community — something we know doesn’t exist at every campus.

Reproductive justice depends entirely on if, when, and how hard we fight — and how well we equip the next generation of leaders with the powerful tools they need to make lasting change. If you’re a law student interested in getting involved with IWH, reach out to the IWH national office.

"At LI, I found people who cared about RJ and were also always the feminist buzzkill in their classes. When I went back to Mizzou and felt alone, I knew it wasn’t the reality that I was really alone. It’s shaped internships, shaped friendships, shaped how I interact online and in person, shaped how I advanced in my career.”
Sarah Felts, Statewide Communications Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri

The 14th annual Leadership Institute conference is being held virtually on the weekend of September 18-19, 2021. Registration will close on August 22, 2021. Registering by August 22 will guarantee that you’ll receive your swag and SnackMagic box before the conference. To register for the conference and sign up for upcoming chapter e-blasts, please reach out to Cheyanna Duran, Student Organizing Intern.

If you don’t have an If/When/How chapter at your law school, connect with us to find out how to bring reproductive justice to your campus.
"This conference has made me feel connected to work that is taking place all around the country. I have a greater awareness of how my work can sustain me and sustain others."
2017 Leadership Institute Attendee