The Reproductive Rights Project's mission is to defend the rights of individuals to decide freely, without governmental hindrance or coercion, whether and when to bear a child. We strive to make certain that all in our society have access to safe, effective and comprehensive contraception, sexuality education, reproductive technologies, prenatal care, childbearing assistance, and abortion. We do this through integrated advocacy including litigation, public education and legislative advocacy.
The Reproductive Rights Fellow will assist senior staff counsel in all aspects of reproductive rights litigation, including trial and appellate work. The Fellow will also do public speaking and work on legislative matters. The fellowship is for one-year renewable terms, beginning Fall 2012.
Applicants should be self-motivated, committed to civil liberties and reproductive rights and have the proven ability to work with a wide range of people.
Excellent research and writing skills are necessary.
Third-year law students and attorneys with one to three years of experience are invited to apply.
Applicants should send a resume, law school transcript, letter of interest, list of references, and legal writing sample. Applications should be sent to:
Reproductive Rights Fellowship Committee, ACLU of Illinois, 180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601, or
by e-mail to rhughes(at)aclu-il.org.
The ACLU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Encourages Women, People of Color, Persons with Disabilities, and LGBTI Persons to Apply.