To foster rigorous intellectual exchange, Colorado Law faculty hosts distinguished lecturers, colloquia, and works-in-progress. Our legal scholarship pushes the boundaries of theory, doctrine, and practice.
Schultz Lectureship Series
The Schultz Lectureship Fund was created in 2007 by the generosity of John H. (’53) and Cynthia H. Schultz to support a lecture each year by scholars in the fields of oil and gas, energy, or natural resources law.
Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture Series
Austin Scott was a member of the Law School faculty for 20 years. He was an excellent and much beloved teacher as well as a prolific writer. His scholarly work was in the fields of criminal law and procedure. In 1973, former Colorado Law Dean Don W. Sears established the Lecture Series in his memory. Each year, the Dean of the Law School selects a member of the faculty engaged in a significant scholarly project to lecture on his or her research.
John R. Coen Lecture Series
John Coen was a distinguished member of the Colorado bar and an able public speaker. In 1955, his widow Adrian S. Coen, established the lectureship in his memory. The purpose is to bring a prominent and distinguished lawyer, jurist, or scholar of law to deliver an annual lecture to Colorado Law’s students and faculty on a legal subject of interest and benefit to the profession, preferably with some public or political aspect.
Jody David Armour, Author, Playwright, USC Professor of Law. A widely published scholar and popular lecturer, he is a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. He has published an award-winning book, Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism and various law review articles. His forthcoming works, Book: N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law (LARB Books, August 2020); and article: “Law, Language and Politics”(University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 2020). He teaches a diverse array of subjects, including Criminal Law, Torts, and Stereotypes.
Friday, October 9th, 2020
Colloquium Topic: Voting Rights
Franita Tolson joined USC Gould School of Law in June 2017. Her scholarship and teaching are focused on the areas of election law, constitutional law, legal history and employment discrimination. She has written on a wide range of topics including partisan gerrymandering, campaign finance reform, the Elections Clause, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
Her forthcoming book, Rethinking the Constitutional Structure of Political Rights: The Evolution of Federal Voting Rights Enforcement from the Founding until the Dawn of the Progressive Era, will be published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press. Her research also has appeared in leading law reviews including the Boston University Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online. She has written or appeared as a commentator for various mass media outlets including The Huffington Post, The Hill, Reuters, and Bloomberg Law.
Friday, November 6th, 2020
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Colloquium Topic: Immigration Detention
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a writer and law professor at the University of Denver who focuses on migration policing. In December 2019, he published his second book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, about the United States’ reliance on prisons to enforce immigration law. Kirkus calls Migrating to Prison “a chilling, timely overview of the American tendency to first exploit and then criminalize migrants.” His analyses frequently appear in leading news sources in the United States and abroad. He has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Salon, and more.