Friday, February 28, 2020

Women's Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment

[We share the following announcement about an upcoming conference on women's enfranchisement at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. The conference is in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment's ratification, and has a significant emphasis on legal history.]

The University of Colorado Law School’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law, directed by Professor Suzette Malveaux, will host its 2020 Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law on Friday, April 3, 2020, on the topic:  “Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment.”  This year's conference will feature three exciting panels of diverse scholars and lawyers with a Keynote Address by Reva Siegel. 

2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, formally extending suffrage to some, but not all, women. This 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. 

6 general CLE credits have been approved for this free conference, and breakfast and lunch will be served to attendees. Register by March 30.

Location: Wittemyer Courtroom | Wolf Law Building (2450 Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO 80305)

Time: Friday, April 3, 2020 |8:30 am-5:00 pm

Speakers include: 
Keynote: Reva Siegel (Yale Law)  

Historical Perspectives
Carolyn Ramsey (Colorado Law)
Susan Schulten (University of Denver, Dept. of History)
Julie Suk (CUNY, Graduate Center)
Mary Ziegler (Florida State Law)

Barriers to Political Representation
Ming Chen (Colorado Law)
Atiba Ellis (Marquette Law)
Justin Levitt (Loyola Law)
Bertrall Ross (Berkeley Law)
Dara Strolovitch (Princeton University, Gender & Sexuality Studies)

Lived Equality:  Beyond Formal Political Rights 
Chinyere Ezie (Center for Constitutional Rights)
Diana Flynn (Lambda Legal)
Cary Franklin (University of Texas Law)
Aya Gruber (Colorado Law)
Scott Skinner-Thompson (Colorado Law)

Further information is available here.

--Mitra Sharafi