Scott Lecture

Professor Suzette Malveaux Delivers 2020 Austin W. Scott Jr. Lecture

Dec. 3, 2020

In this lecture, titled "Is It Time for a New Civil Rights Act? Addressing Modern Obstructionist Procedure," Professor Suzette Malveaux explored how the U.S. Supreme Court’s civil procedure jurisprudence has undermined access to justice and civil rights enforcement, and why a new civil rights law is necessary during this critical and tumultuous time in our country. Watch a recording.

Suzette Malveaux: Stevens Lecture Takes a Global Perspective on the Law | Law Week Colorado

Oct. 26, 2020


Law Students Help Undergraduates Get out the Vote

Oct. 14, 2020

To encourage University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates to cast their ballots this November, a team of University of Colorado Law School students will visit hundreds of classes virtually to instruct students how to register to vote and cast a ballot in Colorado.

Zak Yacoob

Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Zak Yacoob Delivers 2020 John Paul Stevens Lecture

Sept. 30, 2020

Zak Yacoob, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist, will deliver the ninth annual John Paul Stevens Lecture virtually at noon MT on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Justice Yacoob is the first international justice to present the Stevens Lecture, which is free and open to the public. Justice Yacoob will share his thoughts on the role of the courts, social justice, and racial equality.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

White Center Honors Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Constitution Day Event

Sept. 23, 2020

To commemorate the life and legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, 2020, the University of Colorado Law School’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law held a virtual discussion with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart.

Doug Spencer

Election Law Scholar Joins White Center as Distinguished Faculty Fellow for 2020-21

Sept. 8, 2020

Douglas Spencer, an election law scholar whose research addresses the role of prejudice and racial attitudes in voting rights litigation, has joined the University of Colorado Law School’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law as a distinguished faculty fellow for the 2020-21 academic year.

Constitutional Law Speaker Series

White Center Hosts Virtual Constitutional Law Speaker Series

Aug. 26, 2020

The Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado Law School will host a virtual speaker series this fall exploring topics including police reform, citizenship, protest lawyering, voting rights, racial justice, and critical race theory.

Suzette Malveaux

State Laws Needed to Overcome 'Blue Wall of Silence' Among Police Officers, Suzette Malveaux Argues in Washington Post

June 24, 2020

Rothgerber Conference

Annual Rothgerber Conference Marks the 100-Year Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment

April 17, 2020

Scholars and legal practitioners from across the country gathered virtually on April 3, 2020, for the University of Colorado Law School’s 28th annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference. This year’s conference marked the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and considered the continuing fight to secure voting rights, political representation for all, and women’s empowerment. Pictured L-R: Suzette Malveaux, Colorado Law; Reva Siegel, Yale Law; Carolyn Ramsey, Colorado Law; Julie Suk, CUNY Graduate Center.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan delivers the 2019 John Paul Stevens Lecture

Justice Elena Kagan Delivers Humor, Wisdom, and Inspiration at Eighth Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture

Nov. 4, 2019

On Oct. 22, 2019, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan spoke to a sold-out crowd of over 2,000 people at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium—with hundreds more watching via livestream nationwide and internationally. The fireside-chat style event was moderated by Provost Professor of Civil Rights Law and Director of the White Center Suzette Malveaux.