Law & Politics

Activists hold up signs that say "Yes We Can with DACA" in English and Spanish

DACA curbs poverty, but lowers school attendance

Dec. 12, 2016

A set of new studies shows the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program reduced poverty by 38 percent and boosted employment by 17 percent among eligible participants. But it also reduced school enrollment by 28 percent. The research is some of the first to quantify the impacts of the controversial immigration policy.Read more »
News Corp instructor Jeff Browne discusses with the class the latest fact check piece published in The Denver Post

Journalism students fact check election for local media

Nov. 7, 2016

​In a contentious election year, journalism students at CU Boulder have partnered with local news outlets to keep the facts straight by publishing articles that challenge statements made by Colorado politicians and live fact checking major political debates.Read more »
people waving small American flags

New research lab to take Colorado's political pulse

Nov. 2, 2016

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science, aims to involve undergraduate and graduate students in taking Colorado's political pulse every year. “This is the first year of what we hope will be an ongoing record of opinion on public affairs within the state,” said political scientist Scott Adler.Read more »
Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril addresses a room full of students

Ex-Libyan prime minister says technology won’t save the world

Sept. 15, 2016

Five years after the Arab Spring uprisings rocked the Middle East, former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril offered University of Colorado Boulder students a front-row perspective on the protests’ genesis, their shortcomings and the lessons the world should absorb in the coming decades.Read more »
Like a professor, Supreme Court Justice slowly walks the aisles as she speaks to a packed Macky Auditorium.

SCOTUS’s Sotomayor addresses large crowds at CU Boulder event with message of perseverance

Sept. 3, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, appointed in 2009 as the first Hispanic member on the bench of the nation’s highest court, spoke of self-worth and determination to a crowd of nearly 1,800 at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium on Sept. 2. 

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Two human fists, one painted blue with the Democratic donkey and the other red with the Republican elephant. face off knuckle-to-knuckle.

Like-minded discourse breeds extremism, research finds

Sept. 2, 2016

Those bemused by political prattle on Facebook or the flag-waving frenzy at both major parties’ national conventions should withhold judgment about citizens who become politically extreme, according to new research by Jessica Keating, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. The study examined how even short discussions among like-minded people can radicalize individuals, often without them knowing their attitudes have changed.Read more »
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak on campus Sept. 2

Aug. 17, 2016

As the guest jurist for the fifth John Paul Stevens Lecture, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will join a "fireside chat" on Sept. 2 at Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder announced today. The event is hosted by the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law and is free and open to the campus community and public. Registration is required by Aug. 22.Read more »
Law school lecture

With new curriculum, CU Boulder Mini Law School is open for registration

Aug. 9, 2016

Kicking off with a lecture on employment law, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mini Law School will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. over seven Tuesdays Sept. 13 through Nov. 11.Read more »
 Student testifying on the economic impact of bills

Students get real-world experience analyzing legislative bills

May 12, 2016

The seven undergraduate students in Professor Jeffrey Zax’s Applied Economic Analysis and Public Policy class didn’t stop at analyzing the economic impact of bills considered during the recently concluded legislative session. They even showed up to testify. The students also created a legislative scorecard, evaluating all bills considered by legislators this session and giving the Colorado General Assembly mixed reviews in terms of proposed bills’ impact on the state’s economy.Read more »

City of Boulder-CU-Boulder partnership joins MetroLab Network

May 3, 2016

Organized by CU-Boulder’s Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR), CU-Boulder and the city of Boulder together have joined the MetroLab Network , a nationwide collection of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government.Read more »

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