The Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place, and Law (RPL), formed in 2013, is a group of Colorado legal academics working together to identify and address racial inequities in the U.S. and around the globe. We offer a critical lens on the complex dynamics of power, locality, and law, and their impact on subordinated communities. As scholars rooted in critical legal theory, we recognize the intersectionality of all individuals; through our teaching, scholarship and activism we aim to expose and challenge law’s role in perpetuating inequities based on race, class and gender and other sources of disadvantage. We employ our collective efforts and expertise to effect change and pursue social justice.

In the 2014-2015 academic year, RPL is thrilled to announce its Equal Protection Initiative, a theme around which its activities for the year will center. This initiative will allow members of the Denver Law community to learn more about the development of equal protection jurisprudence in a variety of ways, including speakers, panels, films, reading groups, and more. To find out about your Equal Protection Initiative activities, visit our Sponsored Activities page.