Friday, February 28, 2020
Conference, Colorado Law, Women's Enfranchisement Beyond the 19th Amendment
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 for a discussion on a current Constitutional law issue. Topics have included the future of national injunctions, listeners’ First Amendment rights, litigation strategies that promote Constitutional change, and Presidential interpretation of the Constitution.
The 28th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference is titled "Women's Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment", and will be held on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 from 8:30am-5:00pm in the Wolf Law Building (2450 Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO 80305). 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. 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.
CLE credit is available for this conference, and both breakfast and lunch will be served to attendees.
Keynote Address: Reva Siegel (Yale Law)
PANEL 1: “Historical Perspectives on the 19th Amendment: Looking Back, Looking Forward”
Carolyn Ramsey (Colorado Law), Julie Suk (CUNY), Mary Ziegler (FSU Law), Susan Schulten (University of Denver)
PANEL 2: “Barriers to Political Representation”
Dara Strolovitch (Princeton), Atiba Ellis (Marquette Law), Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law), Justin Levitt (Loyola Law), Ming H. Chen (Colorado Law)
PANEL 3: “Lived Equality: Beyond Formal Political Rights”
Aya Gruber (Colorado Law), Chinyere Ezie (Center for Constitutional Rights), Diana Flynn (Lambda Legal), Cary Franklin (UTexas Law), Scott Skinner-Thompson (Colorado Law)