The Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law

The work of the White Center is premised on the belief that informed and engaged citizens are essential to our constitutional democracy. Our mission is to:

  • support excellence in constitutional legal scholarship,
  • offer opportunities for Colorado Law students to serve the community, and
  • expand public knowledge and informed discussion about the Constitution.


The White Center’s calendar is full of great events for the 2016–2017 school year. 

On September 2, 2016, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit Boulder for the 5th Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture. Justice Sotomayor will participate in a question and answer forum, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, at Macky Auditorium. 

This event is full, but it will be live-streamed to the following locations:

  • CU Boulder: Wolf Law Building | 2450 Kittredge Loop Dr., Boulder, CO
    *Please check in at the Wittemyer Courtroom on the 1st floor, and you will be directed accordingly.
  • CU Denver: 
    Business School, Room 1800 | 1475 Lawrence St., Denver, CO
    Student Commons Building, Room 2600 | 1207 Larimer St., Denver, CO
  • CU South Denver: Great Hall | 10035 S Peoria St., Parker, CO 
  • CU Anschutz: Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Shore Family Forum 13055 E. 17th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045

From September 12–23, 2016, dozens of volunteers will visit classrooms all over Colorado for the Colorado Law Constitution Day Project, offering an interactive lesson plan on voting rights. 

  • Register here if you are interested in participating as a volunteer. 
  • If you are a teacher who would like volunteers to visit your class, please register here.  

We will continue our annual tradition of co-sponsoring a Supreme Court Term Preview with the DU Sturm College of Law’s Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program, the American Constitution Society, and The Federalist Society. This year’s preview will be held in Denver on September 26, 2016, and Boulder on September 28, 2016, and will feature Colorado Law Professor Melissa Hart, DU Law Professors Sam Kamin and Alan Chen, and appellate expert Richard Westfall. Registration for these events will begin soon.

The 25th Annual Rothgerber Constitutional Law Conference will take place on Friday, April 14, 2017, and will address the topic of “Truth, Lies, and the Constitution.”


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