What is If/When/How?
If/When/How is a national non-profit network of law students, professors, and legal professionals committed to fostering the next wave of legal experts for the reproductive justice movement. Mobilizing and mentoring new lawyers and scholars is a long-term strategy that will build capacity, vision, and leadership for a more successful reproductive justice movement. Law functions as both a catalyst to prompt the expansion of rights and a tool with which to hold governments and communities accountable for the delivery of liberty, equality, dignity, and fairness promised by those rights. Santa Clara Law founded its own If/When/How chapter during the 2018-2019 school year.
Reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide if, when, and how to create and sustain a family with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring access to medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally competent sex and sexuality education, as well as comprehensive, quality reproductive healthcare, including prenatal care, postnatal care, contraception, abortion services, and alternative reproductive technologies for all people, free from coercion, discrimination, and violence.
What types of events do we host?
We host a series of events at the intersection of the “RJ Squared” framework, or the notion that racial justice is requisite to ensuring reproductive justice. Examples of events that we host include (but are not limited to):
- General body meetings providing opportunities for student members to bond and collaborate on events;
- Service events such as drives and donation banks for low-income families or families, partnerships with local businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color;
- Schoolwide forums related to contemporary legal issues implicating racial justice and/or the reproductive justice movement;
- Workshops and panels with attorneys related to topics such as health equity, birth justice, recent Supreme Court decisions, and use of medical technologies in reproductive care settings
How can I get Involved?
As a law student, you can become involved with If/When/How by becoming a member, class representative, or joining our leadership team. Interested students should reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to check out the If/When/How national website for the latest information on reproductive justice.
|Co-President||Kate Camp ’email@example.com|
|Co-President||Alexandra Sepolen ’firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President of Finance||Lauren McCormick ’email@example.com|
|Co-Vice President of Communication||Nikki Dow ’firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-Vice President of Communication||Julia Cohn ’email@example.com|
|Co-Vice President of Community Service||Katherine Mirassou ’firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-Vice President of Community Service||Cassandra Wilkins ’email@example.com|
|Co-Chapter Liaison||Bryana Mahal ’22||BMahal@scu.edu|
|Co-Chapter Liaison||Sierra Miers ’firstname.lastname@example.org|
|3L Class Representative||Maxwell Nelson ’email@example.com|
|2L Class Representative||Christina Iriart ’firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1L Class Representative||Aya Nouiouatemail@example.com|
|1L Class Representative||Cara Changfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1L Class Representative||Ella Weslyemail@example.com|
|1L Class Representative||Emma Dauplaisefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1L Class Representative||Taylor Greenemail@example.com|
2019-2020 Chapter Leaders
|3L Chapter Leaders||Erika Lee, ’20*
Jordan Bernard, ’20
Christina Santora ’20
Kasia Markham ’20
|2L Chapter Leaders||Alexandra Sepolen ’21*
Kate Camp ’21+
|Part-Time Chapter Leader||Marili Iturbe Guadarrama ’21|
|2L Class Representatives||Nikki Dow ’21
Julia Cohn ’21
Maxwell Nelson ’21
|1L Class Representatives||Sukhvir Kaur ’22
Lauren Bollinger ’22
|Part-Time Class Representative||Katherine Mirassou ’22|
* Indicates Board members who also served as Chapter Liaisons to If/When/How’s National Office
+ Indicates Board members who also served as our Vice President of Finance
Founding Member: Heather Fuchs, ’19