(Norton, Helen - 2014) -- President's Teaching Scholar uri icon



  • Professor Norton’s scholarly and teaching interests include constitutional law, civil rights and employment discrimination law. She has received four Excellence in Teaching Awards from Colorado Law. Her commitment to teaching is evident in the fact that she declined the customary reduction in teaching responsibilities when she became the associate dean for academic affairs. As two of her colleagues observed, this evidence of her commitment to teaching has “multiplied the credibility of her efforts to place teaching at the center” of the mission of the law school.
    Before joining the faculty, Professor Norton served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice and as director of Legal and Public Policy at the national Partnership for Women and Families. She is frequently invited to testify before Congress and federal agencies on civil rights law and policy issues. She has demonstrated her commitment to public service in several ways, including leading President Obama’s transition team charged with reviewing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 2012, she received the Clifford Calhoun Service Award in recognition of her dedication to public service and to the Colorado Law community.

award or honor for

  • Norton, Helen  Distinguished Professor and Ira C. Rothgerber Jr Chair in Constitutional Law

year awarded

  • 2014