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06.28.2016  /   If/When/How Staff
Cecilia Fierro, President, Board of Directors

Sabrina Andrus, Executive Director

Law Students for Reproductive Justice is now If/When/How, an organization that trains, networks, and mobilizes law students and legal professionals within and beyond the legal system to champion reproductive justice. Read more about our name change and our plans for the future.... Read more
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09.19.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Skylar Dash, chapter leader at the University of Texas School of Law

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2017 Student of Color & White Co-Conspirator Working Groups members & facilitators
09.13.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
If/When/How Staff

Over the weekend of March 25-26, If/When/How convened the 2017 Student of Color & White Co-Conspirator Working Groups, as part of our Supporting & Centering People of Color (SCPOC) Initiative. ... Read more
08.29.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Sarah Merriman, chapter leader at UC Hastings School of Law

California’s beautiful and sunny Central Valley is known for a major industry: agriculture. California farms earn over $45 million dollars yearly, and employ over 17,000 people to harvest those crops so that the country can eat. Those workers include scores of women and people of color, many of whom are low income mixed immigration status families, and have extremely limited access to abortion care.... Read more
08.22.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Rosann Mariappuram, Chapter Leader at University of Texas School of Law

When I received the agenda for the Student of Color Working Group (SOCWG) I was excited for almost all of the activities. From the discussion of how to create authentic solidarity among people of color to a session on different levels of oppression, I knew it was going to be an incredible weekend. But the one agenda item that kept drawing my eyes back to it was 15 minutes reserved for “Reflections on Self-Care.”... Read more
08.15.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Diamond Raymond, Program Assistant

I feel a need to start this by re-affirming that I do believe in self-care. Self-care is vital and a radical action. As a dark skinned queer black woman who is plus size, working class, with a history of mental illness, when I love myself I set into motion the dismantling of infinite systems of oppression. I will never ask anyone to forsake taking care of themselves, but as of late, I feel the need to demand that others stop requesting my self-care.... Read more
08.8.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Violet Rush, If/When/How Legal Intern

As a white-passing (Tsalagi*/White) law student, I want to take a moment to address others who are white or white-passing about the significance of using the term “co-conspirator.” ... Read more
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08.1.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Sarah Merriman, If/When/How Legal Intern

The 2017 Leadership Institute with If/When/How was my first experience in convening with reproductive justice focused law students. It was a transformative space, where attendees came from across the country with their experiences and their passions, to stand in community. ... Read more
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07.25.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
By If/When/How Staff Over the weekend of July 15-16, If/When/How held our tenth annual Leadership Institute at American University Washington College of Law! Dozens of our chapter leaders came together to kick-start the 2017-18 school year, to receive essential training in on-campus organizing, and to connect with other chapter leaders from across the country. The weekend was filled with engaging conversations, powerful collaboration, and…... Read more
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07.11.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Lina Houston, Director of Campus & Community Programs

I have failed the California bar exam twice. That’s a slightly scary admission to make publicly since the legal profession is pretty invested in prestige (and, quite frankly, a narrow concept of success). But as someone who works with law students, I believe it is my responsibility to be honest about my experiences with the bar. ... Read more
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07.5.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Violet Rush, If/When/How Legal Intern

Incarcerated people retain the right to abortion, but recent events indicate that prisons and jails are not upholding that right. Recently, Kei’Choura Cathey was denied access to an abortion during her incarceration in Maury County, Tennessee. The sheriff considered abortion an “elective procedure” and refused assistance for funding or transportation to the clinic.... Read more