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.
The Rothgerber Conference is taking place remotely on Friday April 3, from 8:30am-4:30pm (MT). As we have reached our full, 500-person capacity within our Zoom Webinar platform, we invite you to tune into the conference using our Colorado Law YouTube livestream link. While you will not be able to pose questions to the panelists through this livestream, you will be able to join us, in real time, as the conference unfolds.
This conference has been approved for 6 general CLE credits, which attendees of both the Zoom Webinar and YouTube livestream are eligible to receive. We will reach out to all Rothgerber attendees following the conference with instructions on obtaining the Affidavit.
Check out our digital program for the full conference schedule and panelist bios. We hope you'll join us!
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*
*All times listed below are in Mountain Time
8:30-9:00am Introductory Remarks by Suzette Malveaux (Byron R. White Center Director, Colorado Law), Dean Anaya (Colorado Law), Sarah Parady (Colorado Women's Bar Association)
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”
- Dara Strolovitch (Princeton)
- Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law)
- 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.