Race and the Law lecture series

Faculty, Alumni Explore Race and the Law in Renewed Lecture Series

Jan. 4, 2021

Following a successful launch in 2020, the University of Colorado Law School’s Race and the Law lecture series will continue in 2021 with an impressive lineup of faculty and alumni speakers.

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.

How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine

How to Do Things With Legal Doctrine: A Conversation With Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin

Oct. 26, 2020

In law, doctrine is the coin of the realm. Yet judges, lawyers, and law students often take the very idea of doctrine for granted, without asking how doctrine works—what it means, does, or might be made to do. Professors Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin seek to change that with...

Benjamin Levin

Talking Criminal Justice With Benjamin Levin

Oct. 26, 2020

Associate Professor Benjamin Levin discusses the relationship between the coronavirus pandemic and criminal justice reform, police unions and their role in policymaking, and mass incarceration in the United States.

Scott Skinner-Thompson

Scott Skinner-Thompson Publishes Book: Privacy at the Margins

Oct. 26, 2020

In a new book, Associate Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson explores how limited legal protections for privacy lead directly to concrete, material harms for many marginalized communities, including discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Carla Fredericks

Clinical Professor Carla Fredericks Named Executive Director of Global Foundation

Oct. 20, 2020

University of Colorado Law School Clinical Professor Carla Fredericks has been named the next executive director of The Christensen Fund, a grantmaking foundation that supports Indigenous peoples and local communities in their efforts to advance biocultural diversity, effective January 1, 2021.

Bill Pizzi

Pizzi's New Book Highlights Supreme Court's Role in Mass Incarceration

Oct. 8, 2020

University of Colorado Law School Professor Emeritus Bill Pizzi has released a new book that illuminates the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the rise in U.S. incarceration rates.

Hunter Knapp and Alexia Brunet Marks

Recent Graduate, Professors Examine Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Communities

Sept. 11, 2020

A new report coauthored by postdoctoral fellow and recent graduate Hunter Knapp ('20) and University of Colorado Law School Associate Professor Alexia Brunet Marks seeks to protect Colorado food workers in their workplaces as they contribute their essential labor throughout the state’s food system.

Professor Deborah Cantrell

Professor Deborah Cantrell Recognized for Clinic's Work Advocating for Mobile Homeowners Across Colorado

Aug. 24, 2020

University of Colorado Law School Professor and Director of Clinical Programs Deborah Cantrell is a recipient of Boulder County Public Health’s 2020 Healthy Community Award for her work supporting mobile homeowners in Colorado.

Professor Ming Hsu Chen

In New Book, Professor Ming Hsu Chen Examines Citizenship in the Enforcement Era

Aug. 13, 2020

In Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era, University of Colorado Law School Associate Professor Ming Hsu Chen shares the everyday perspectives of immigrants on what it is like to try to integrate into American society during a time when immigration policy is focused on enforcement and exclusion.