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.

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.

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.

LILAC Fellows

First-Year Students Named Leaders in Law and Community Fellows

Aug. 31, 2020

The University of Colorado Law School’s Class of 2023 includes six recipients of the prestigious Leaders in Law and Community Fellowship, which offers three years of tuition, mentoring, and leadership opportunities to a select group of incoming students. Meet five of this year's LILAC fellows.

Korey Wise Innocence Project

Korey Wise Innocence Project Receives Grant for New Office Space

Aug. 31, 2020

The Korey Wise Innocence Project at the University of Colorado Law School has been awarded a grant from the Fred & Jean Allegretti Foundation to better serve the growing number of volunteer law students and community members who investigate cases of possible wrongful conviction in Colorado. The grant will finance a full renovation of the project's new office space on the law school's second floor.

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.

Class of 2023

Class of 2023 Most Racially, Ethnically Diverse in School's History

Aug. 25, 2020

The University of Colorado Law School welcomed its newest class of 185 JD, 10 Master of Laws (LLM), and 11 new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) students as classes began both in-person and virtually on Aug. 24. The entering class sets a new record for racial and ethnic diversity, with 36% of incoming JD students identifying as people of color.

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.

Judge Stephen Williams

In Memoriam: D.C. Circuit Judge and Former Faculty Member Stephen F. Williams

Aug. 18, 2020

The Hon. Stephen F. Williams, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit who served for nearly two decades on the University of Colorado Law School faculty, died Aug. 7 due to complications from the coronavirus. Williams was a member of the Colorado Law faculty from 1969 until 1986, when President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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