Ahmed White

Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Law
Criminal Law, Labor and Employment Law, Forced Labor, Critical Legal Studies, Marxism and Law

University of Colorado Law School
463 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 463
Phone: (303) 735-0138
E-mail: ahmed.white@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Yale University School of Law   1994  
B.A.   Southern University and A&M   1991   summa cum laude
Ahmed White joined the faculty at the Colorado Law School in 2000, after spending three semesters as a visiting professor at Northwestern University Law School. Professor White's interest in legal scholarship and teaching was first developed during his time as a student at Yale Law School and during a two-year research fellowship that followed. Before entering teaching, he served as a legal analyst at the Louisiana State Senate. His scholarship centers on the intersection of labor and criminal law and on the concept of rule of law.

Published Books

The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America (University of California, 2016).


Workers Disarmed: The Campaign Against Mass Picketing and the Dilemma of Liberal Labor Rights, 49 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 59 (2014).
Industrial Terrorism and the Unmaking of New Deal Labor Law, 11 Nev. L.J. 561 (2011).
The Depression Era Sit-Down Strikes and the Limits of Liberal Labor Law, 39 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1 (2010).
The Concept of "Less Eligibility" and the Social Function of Prison Violence in Class Society, 56 Buff. L. Rev. 737 (2008).
The Crime of Staging an Effective Strike and the Enduring Role of Criminal Law in Modern Labor Relations, l1 WORKING, USA 23 (peer reviewed) (2008).
The Crime of Economic Radicalism: Criminal Syndicalism Laws and the Industrial Workers of the World, 1917-1927, 85 Or. L. Rev. 649 (2006).
The Juridical Structure of Habitual Offender Laws and the Jurisprudence of Authoritarian Social Control, 37 U. Tol. L. Rev. 705 (2006).
Capitalism, Social Marginality, and the Rule of Law's Uncertain Fate in Modern Society, 37 Ariz. St. L.J. 759 (2005).
A Different Kind of Labor Law: Vagrancy Law and the Regulation of Harvest Labor, 75 U. Colo. L. Rev. 667 (2004).
Mutiny, Shipboard Strikes, and the Supreme Court's Subversion of New Deal Labor Law, 25 Berkeley Journal of Labor & Employment Law 275 (2004).
Rule of Law and the Limits of Criminal Justice: The Private Prison in Jurisprudential Perspective, 38 American Criminal Law Review 111 (2001).
Victims' Rights, Rule of Law, and the Threat to Liberal Jurisprudence, 87 Kentucky Law Journal 357 (1999).

Book Chapters

The Open Shop Tested: The Great Steel Strike of 1919 in American Labor Struggles and Labor Law Histories (Ken Casebeer ed., Carolina Academic Press 2011).
Max Weber and the Uncertainties of Categorical Comparative Law, in Rethinking the Masters of Comparative Law (Annelise Riles ed.) (2001).


Spring 2018 Criminal Law LAWS 5503-803
Spring 2017 Criminal Law LAWS 5503-803
Fall 2016 Labor Law LAWS 6511-001
Fall 2016 Class and Law LAWS 8535-001
Fall 2015 Labor Law LAWS 6511-001
Fall 2015 Class and Law LAWS 8535-001
Spring 2015 Criminal Law LAWS 5503-801
Fall 2014 Labor Law LAWS 6511-001
Fall 2014 Class and Law LAWS 8535-001
Spring 2014 Criminal Law LAWS 5503-801
Spring 2014 Class and Law LAWS 8535-001
Fall 2013 Labor Law LAWS 6511-001
Spring 2013 Class and Law LAWS 8535-001
Fall 2012 Labor Law LAWS 6511-001