Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Liz Kukura, J.D. joins Law Students for Reproductive Justice as a Legal Fellow from NYU School of Law, having graduated with a J.D. in May 2009. During law school, she interned with National Advocates for Pregnant Women, the Global Justice Center, and the Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR) in Mae Sot, Thailand. Before law school, she spent two years as a public policy fellow with the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law. While at NYU, Liz was editor-in-chief of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change and a member of the NYU International Human Rights Clinic. She also served on the boards of NYU LSRJ, Law Students for Human Rights, OUTLaw, and the Coalition for Legal Recruiting. She has published articles in the Human Rights Brief and the Peace Review, and her article about restrictions on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section) is forthcoming in the Penn State Law Review. Liz also holds a B.A. in Russian & East European studies from Yale and an MSc in human rights from the London School of Economics & Political Science, where she focused on sexual orientation under human rights law and wrote a thesis entitled Finding Family: Considering the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships Under the European Convention on Human Rights. In her spare time, she is training as a doula.