Pamela D. Bridgewater
Professor Pamela D. Bridgewater "is a lawyer, reproductive rights advocate and activist. She teaches property law, inheritance law and reproduction and the law. She has been involved in the women's health movement for many years providing legal defense of reproductive health care clinics, service providers and activists. Professor Bridgewater also assisted federal and state law makers on issues ranging from clinic violence to contraceptive and sterilization abuse. Prior to teaching law, Professor Bridgewater worked as a legal aid lawyer, a judicial law clerk and an advocate for indigenious property rights. Professor Bridgewater currently provides pro bono legal service and consultation on matters such as estate planning for poor people and people living with HIV/AIDS as well as legal services for peace activists and activists within the fair trade and globalization movements. Her work in the area of reproduction, sexuality, identity, poverty and women's health care has led her to work with leading legal scholars, policymakers, activists and advocates from North America, Europe, Latin America and South Africa. Professor Bridgewater is on a number of advisory boards including the Our Bodies Ourselves (formerly Boston Women's Health Book Collective), WAGADU: Journal for Transnational Feminisms, and the Kopkind Project for Journalists and Activists. Her past committee service includes the Law School Admissions Sub Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, the Law and Society Association's Student Writing Competition Committee. She is a member of Law and Society, the Society of American Law Teachers, Critical Legal Studies Association and the National Lawyers' Guild. Her book, Breeding A Nation: Reproductive Slavery and the Pursuit of Freedom (exploring the practice and legacy of slave breeding during the American slavery era)". 
- Pamela Bridgewater, Exploring Abortion Through a Personal, Political and Pedagogical Prism, in Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (Adrien K. Wing, ed., N.Y.U. Press 2003).
- Pamela Bridgewater, Ain't I A Slave: Slavery, Reproductive Abuses and Reparations, 14 UCLA Women's L.J. 89 (Fall 2005).
- Pamela Bridgewater, Exploring Abortion Through a Personal, Political and Pedagogical Prism, in Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (Adrien K. Wing 2003).
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- Pamela D. Bridgewater, wcl.american, accessed July 15, 2009.