Welcoming Back Professor Helen Norton

We’re excited to welcome back Professor Helen Norton as a guest blogger.  Our blog has featured Professor Norton’s important work and ideas on the First Amendment and civil rights (among others) on many occasions and we’re excited to have her aboard in July.  Professor Norton is the incoming Associate Dean of Research and Associate Professor at University of Colorado Law School where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008, 2009, and 2011.  Before joining Colorado’s faculty, she served as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was honored as 2007 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and as the E. George Rudolph Distinguished Visiting Chair at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

She holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where she served as Associate Editor of the California Law Review, and a B.A. from Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction. Her scholarly and teaching interests include constitutional law, employment discrimination, employment law, and torts. She has testified before both houses of Congress on civil rights law and policy issues, and served as the lead agency reviewer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as
part of the 2008 Presidential Transition.

Before entering academia, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she managed the Civil Rights Division’s Employment Litigation, Educational Opportunities, and Coordination and Review Sections, and as Director of Legal and Public Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she practiced appellate litigation and engaged in administrative and legislative advocacy on arange of employment and civil rights matters.

Her most recent work includes:

Campaign Speech Law With a Twist: When Government is the Speaker, Not the Regulator, 61 EMORY L.J. (forthcoming 2011).

Intermediaries and Hate Speech: Fostering Digital Citizenship for the Information Age, 91 BOSTON U. L. REV. (forthcoming July 2011) (with Danielle Keats Citron).

TheSupreme Court’s Post-Racial Turn Towards a Zero-Sum Understanding of Equality, 52 WILLIAM & MARY L. REV. 197 (2010).

Government Speech 2.0., 87 DENV. U. L. REV. 899 (2010) (with Danielle Keats Citron).

Constraining Public Employee Speech: Government’s Control of Its Workers’ Speech to Protect Its Own Expression, 59 DUKE L.J. 1 (2009).

The Measure of Government Speech: Identifying Expression’s Source, 88 BOSTON U. L. REV. (2008).

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