Promotional video for “Birthright: A War Story,” recent documentary on policing women’s pregnancies, featuring Prof. Goodwin

Reproductive Justice Initiative

The Reproductive Justice Initiative (RJI) aims to engage in the cross-disciplinary study of urgent legal and human rights issues affecting the lives of women and children around the globe, focusing on four key capacity-building areas: security and safety; health and human rights; incarceration; and education. The RJI serves as a center of excellence and specialization on those vital areas of concern.

Reproductive Justice Fellowships

If/When/How (formerly Law Students for Reproductive Justice) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2017–18 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP), a policy-focused fellowship seeking to advance reproductive justice through federal, state, and HIV advocacy. 

The Initiative for Studying Gun Violence and Trauma

The Initiative for Studying Gun Violence and Trauma is a national task force focused on expanding awareness, discourse, and public policy on gun violence trauma. Assembled under the aegis of the University of California, Irvine School of Law’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, the task force features a diverse collaboration of lawyers, scholars, physicians, psychologists, and advocates committed to initiating, sustaining, and acting upon this critical discourse. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Initiative will host three town hall meetings and other events across the country through 2016-2017:

Public Health and Legal Policy

The CBGHP is currently working with the UC Irvine Program in Public Health to develop a joint JD/MPH program to afford UCI students an opportunity to forge new directions at the intersections of law and public health.

Biotechnology and National Security

The Biotechnology and National Security Initiative aims to engage public officials, private industries, civil society and advocates in conversations about technology and security. Our concerns range from food and water supply to the transfer of information and privacy.

Recent CBGHP Events

REWATCH:  A Conversation on Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Times of Political Crisis 

June 30, 2020: After June Medical Services: The Past, Present, and Future of Regulating Reproduction


May 14, 2020: UCI Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center Panel on COVID-19

May 13, 2020: Michele Goodwin on Quarantine and the Limits of Government Action - COVID-19 & The Law Series

May 12, 2020: Panel Discussion: Reproductive Health & Rights in a Time of Coronavirus

May 4, 2020: Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color hosted by American Constituion Society 

April 22, 2020: ACLU At Liberty Podcast

March 14, 2020: Slate's Amicus Podcast


Michele Goodwin
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