UPDATE ON THE 2020 ROTHGERBER CONFERENCE
Thank you for your interest in the 28th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference, “Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment.” The law school, along with the broader CU Boulder campus, has been closely monitoring the emerging global coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The health, safety, and well-being of our community is our top priority.
After careful deliberation, the event's planning committee has decided that the Rothgerber Conference will now take place remotely on Friday April 3, through the use of a Zoom Webinar. In advance of the conference, we will provide a link for you to join the webinar, where you will be able to see and hear the keynote speaker, moderators and panelists, and to submit questions for discussion. All you need is a computer with a webcam and audio to participate.
The conference will run from 8:30 am-5:00 pm MT as originally scheduled. We will notify you of any updates to the programming. Thank you for your patience as we work to finalize details. We’re excited you’ll be joining us virtually for the Rothgerber Conference Webinar on April 3!
2020 Rothgerber Conference
2020 will mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, formally extending suffrage to some, but not all, women, and is a presidential election year with an unprecedented number of female candidates running for national and local offices. But barriers to both political rights and social, lived equality persist, particularly for women at the intersections of race, sex, and class. The 28th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference will use the centennial to take stock of how far we’ve come—and how far we have to go—in terms of formal political enfranchisement as well as the social and economic empowerment of women more broadly.
Rothgerber Webinar Schedule | April 3, 2020
8:30-9:00am Introductory Remarks by Suzette Malveaux (CU Law)
9:00-10:00am Keynote Address: Reva Siegel (Yale Law)
10:15am-12:00pm PANEL 1
"Historical Perspectives on the 19th Amendment: Looking Back, Looking Forward”
- Susan Schulten (University of Denver)
- Carolyn Ramsey (Colorado Law)
- Julie Suk (CUNY)
- Mary Ziegler (FSU Law)
12:15-2:00pm PANEL 2
“Barriers to Political Representation”
- Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law)
- Dara Strolovitch (Princeton)
- Atiba Ellis (Marquette Law)
- Ming H. Chen (Colorado Law)
2:15-4:00pm PANEL 3
“Lived Equality: Beyond Formal Political Rights”
- Aya Gruber (Colorado Law)
- Chinyere Ezie (Center for Constitutional Rights)
- Diana Flynn (Lambda Legal)
- Scott Skinner-Thompson (Colorado Law)
4:00-4:30pm Closing Remarks
2019 Rothgerber Conference
The Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law is an annual Byron R. White Center event that brings scholars and lawyers from across the nation to the University of Colorado Law School to discuss current Constitutional law issue. Topics have included the future of national injunctions, listeners’ First Amendment rights and litigation strategies that promote Constitutional change.