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.
2020 Rothgerber Conference
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the 28th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference, "Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment," on April 3. Nearly 700 people participated in this year's virtual conference.
If you missed the conference, or if you are interested in re-watching, check out the 2020 Rothgerber Conference Recording on our YouTube channel.
You can also check out our digital program to read more about this year's panelists.
2020 marks 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 used 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.
2019 Rothgerber Conference