Panel Highlights New Fellowship

Winter 2009

The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) recently hosted a panel discussion at the Law School on new legal research related to reproductive health and human rights. The event celebrated the CRR/Columbia Law School Fellowship program by highlighting the work of its inaugural fellow, Khiara Bridges ’02, as well as research from other scholars.

The two-year fellowship presents a new opportunity for Law School graduates pursuing academic legal careers in reproductive health and human rights. Bridges, who recently completed her doctorate in anthropology at Columbia University, is using her fellowship to analyze abortion jurisprudence by using postmodern theory. Joining Bridges on the panel were Vicki Jackson, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and, last fall, the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School; Linda Fentiman, a professor at Pace University School of Law; and Jessie Hill, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.