Published: Sept. 27, 2023 By
SCOTUS lunch talk

On Sept. 12, the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law hosted its first SCOTUS Review lunch talk at the University of Colorado Law School. CU Constitutional Law professors broke down the latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions, their potential impact, and what to keep an eye out for in future cases.  

The event drew students, staff, and faculty, packing the classroom and leaving standing room only. The White Center’s Student Fellows moderated the event, introducing each professor and asking them specific questions about each case. Professors Suzette Malveaux, Helen Norton, Scott Skinner-Thompson, Doug Spencer, and Deep Gulasekaram offered a primer and their insights on topics such as affirmative action Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFFA v. Harvard and UNC), free speech (Counterman v. Colorado), public accommodations (303 Creative v. Elenis), voting (Allen v. Milligan) and immigration (Biden v. Texas), respectively.  Immediately following the rapid-fire primer, students were able to follow up with their own questions. 

“Hearing about landmark cases from professors who are experts in their respective fields is just one of the incredible things about the Byron White Center,” commented 2L student Mallory Shaner when asked what she thought of the event. She continued, “Often, Supreme Court decisions are long and esoteric to read and understand, but listening to professors who helped to litigate or write amicus briefs in these cases and can also explain the cases in a student-friendly way was really special.”  

The White Center is proud to add the SCOTUS Review lunch talk to its lineup of events promoting the expansion of knowledge and public discussion about developments in constitutional law.