Alpha Suffrage Club in Chicago, IL

Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 7, 2020

Phillip H. Corboy Law Center
25 East Pearson St., Chicago, IL 

Keynote Speaker: Guy-Uriel Charles, Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Conference Organizers: Professor Barry Sullivan, Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy and George Anastaplo Professor of Constitutional Law and History; Professor Alexander Tsesis, Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law

Program Administrators: Claire Bufalino, Jordan Shead, ConstitutionLaw@luc.edu 

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Philip H. Corboy Law Center 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611 

The colloquium is supported in part by research funds from the Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law. 

This is the eleventh annual Loyola colloquium and brings together constitutional law scholars at all stages of their professional development to discuss current projects, doctrinal developments in constitutional law, and future goals. We hope to schedule presentations for all who submit. In this way, we will provide a forum for the vetting of ideas and invaluable opportunities for informed critiques. Presentations will be grouped by subject matter.

The deadline to submit titles and abstracts is June 19, 2020.

The Law Center is located on Loyola's Water Tower campus, near Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, Millenium Park, the Chicago Art Institute, and Chicago Symphony Center.

Loyola will provide facilities and support.


Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Harris & Ewing, LC-H261- 6793

Keynote Speaker

Guy-Uriel Charles joined the Duke Law faculty in 2009. He is currently the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law at Duke Law School. He is the co-director, with Mitu Gulati, of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He teaches and writes about constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race.  In 2016, he received the Law School’s Distinguished Teaching Award.  He has published over 30 articles in journals including the Harvard Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, The Cornell Law Review, The Michigan Law Review, The Michigan Journal of Race and Law, The Georgetown Law Journal, The Journal of Politics, The California Law Review, The North Carolina Law Review, and others.  He is the co-author of two leading casebooks and two edited volumes.  He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Berkeley, Georgetown, Virginia, and Columbia law schools. 

Professor Charles received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While at the University of Michigan, he was among a group of students who founded the Michigan Journal of Race & Law and he served as the Journal’s first editor-in-chief. From 1995-2000, he was a graduate student in political science at the University of Michigan.  He is a past member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform. 

Prior to Duke, Professor Charles taught at the University of Minnesota Law School from 2000-2009 where he also held the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of Law.  From 2006-2008, he served as the interim co-dean at the University of Minnesota Law School. At Minnesota, he was named the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year for 2002-2003.

Hotels Near Loyola


The Whitehall: The Whitehall: 105 E Delaware Place; 312-573-6277 or 1-866-408-4041.
Mention Constitutional Law Colloquium for Loyola Discount Room Rate $129. Cut-off date for rate: 10/8/19

The Sofitel Chicago: 20 E. Chestnut St; (312) 324-4000

The Tremont Chicago: 100 E Chestnut St; (312) 751-1900

The Allerton: 701 N. Michigan; (312) 440-1500

Hilton Chicago: 198 E. Delaware Place; (312) 644-1100

The Public Hotel Chicago: 1301 N State Pkwy; (312) 787-3700

The InterContinental Chicago: 505 N Michigan Ave; (312) 944-4100

The Holiday Inn Express Chicago: 640 N Wabash Ave; (312) 787-4030

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago: 230 N Michigan Ave; (312) 345-1000

The Chicago Marriott Downtown: 540 N Michigan Ave; (312) 836-0100

Avenue Crowne Plaza Chicago: 160 E Huron St; (312) 787-2900

Cambria Hotel: 166 E Superior; (312) 787-6000