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

The work of the Byron R. 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.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently spoke at the Fourth Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture. Check out the news coverage.

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White Center Director, Professor Melissa Hart, was recently honored by the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation as a pioneer, leader, and innovator. Check out the video to learn more. View

We hope that you will join us for some of our upcoming events:

  • Supreme Court Preview, October 13 and 15, 2014: Professors Melissa Hart and Richard Collins from Colorado Law and Professors Sam Kamin and Alan Chen from Denver Law will discuss the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term. On October 13, the talk will take place at Wolf Law, Room 207, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. On October 15, the talk will take place at Holland & Hart,  555 17th Street, Suite #3200 in Denver from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1 general CLE credit has been approved. Fee is $15, which includes lunch (free for CU and DU students and faculty and Holland & Hart attorneys). Register
  • Diversity on the Bench, October 27, 2014: Cynthia Mares, President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, will discuss the importance of diversity in our Federal Judges, the process of becoming a Federal Judge, why we should all care, and what we can do to help increase diversity on the bench. The talk will be in Room 204 of the Wolf Law Building from 12:00-12:50 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Byron White Center for Study of American Constitutional Law, Courts Matter Colorado, Legal Progress, and the American Constitution Society (ACS) Lawyer Chapter and CU Student Chapter.
  • Colorado Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition, January 24, 2015: High school students from around Colorado will come to Wolf Law Building to participate in a moot court competition. Finalists in this competition have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in the National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition in the spring. If you are interested in judging the competition, send us an email.


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