2020 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.

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.

Suzette Malveaux (Byron R. White Center Director)

Suzette Malveaux (Byron R. White Center Director) with (top to bottom) Sarah Parady (CO Women's Bar Assoc.), Reva Siegel (Yale Law, Keynote), Dean Anaya (Colorado Law).

Reva Siegel (Yale Law, Keynote)

Reva Siegel (Yale Law) delivering her keynote address.

Panel 1

Panel 1: "Historical Perspectives," with (top left to bottom right) Susan Schulten (University of Denver), Mary Ziegler (Florida State), Julie Suk (CUNY), Angela Boettcher (Student Moderator, Colorado Law), and Carolyn Ramsey (Colorado Law).

Susan Schulten

Panel 1 speaker, Susan Schulten (University of Denver).

Julie Suk

Panel 1 speaker, Julie Suk (CUNY, Graduate Center).

Bertrall Ross

Panel 2 speaker, Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law), with (left to right) Jane Waterman (Student Moderator, Colorado Law), Atiba Ellis (Marquette Law), and Dara Strolovitch (Princeton). 

Panel 2

Panel 2 speakers, (top left to bottom right), Ming H. Chen (Colorado Law), Jane Waterman (Student Moderator, Colorado Law), Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law), Atiba Ellis (Marquette Law), and Dara Strolovitch (Princeton). 

Panel 2

Panel 2 speakers (top to bottom), Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law), Ming H. Chen (Colorado Law), Jane Waterman (Student Moderator, Colorado Law), and Atiba Ellis (Marquette Law).

Panel 3

Panel 3 speakers, (top left to bottom right), Scott Skinner-Thompson (Colorado Law), Diana Flynn (Lambda Legal), Quentin Morse (Student Moderator, Colorado Law), Aya Gruber (Colorado Law), and Chinyere Ezie (Center for Constitutional Rights). 

Panel 3

Panel 3 speakers (top to bottom), Quentin Morse (Student Moderator, Colorado Law), Aya Gruber (Colorado Law), and Chinyere Ezie (Center for Constitutional Rights). 

Scott Skinner-Thompson

Panel 3 speaker, Scott Skinner-Thompson (Colorado Law).

2019 Rothgerber Conference

Suzette Malveaux

White Center Director Suzette Malveaux presents at the 2019 Rothgerber Conference

Weiser

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

Hausman

David Hausman, Esq., ACLU

Copeland

Charlton Copeland (University of Miami School of Law)

Question

Zachary D. Clopton (Cornell Law School)

group

Ahmed White (University of Colorado Law School), Portia Pedro (Boston University School of Law), and Howard Wasserman (Florida International University College of Law)

Hannah Regan-Smith

Hannah Regan-Smith ('19), editor-in-chief of the University of Colorado Law Review

group

Professor Suzette Malveaux and Colorado Law students

Rothberger scholars together for a hike in Boulder

Rothgerber scholars together for a hike in Boulder

Michael Morley speaking at the 27th Annual Conference

Michael Morley of FSU Law speaking at the 27th Annual Conference

Ahmed White

Ahmed White (Colorado Law)

Alan Trammell

Alan Trammel of Arkansas Law 

Panelists with Colorado Law Dean James Anaya

Panelists with Colorado Law Dean James Anaya

Panelists at Dinner

Doug Rendelman, Alan Trammel, and Howard Wasserman

Doug Rendleman of Washington and Lee School of Law

Doug Rendleman of Washington and Lee School of Law

Mila Sohoni of San Diego Law

Mila Sohoni of San Diego Law

Panelists

Panelists of the 27th Annual Rothgerber Conference

Portia Pedro of BU Law

Portia Pedro of BU Law

Panelist Zachary Clopton of Cornell

Panelist Zachary Clopton of Cornell