John Paul Stevens Lecture

The Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture brings a distinguished jurist to Colorado Law to discuss judging and the state of the judiciary. Former United States Associate Justice John Paul Stevens delivered the inaugural lecture in Wolf Law’s Wittemyer Courtroom in September, 2011.

On September 2, 2016, Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at Macky Auditorium from 1:30–2:30pm for this year’s Stevens Lecture, “A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” 

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

The Fourth Annual Stevens Lecture was given by Senior Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on October 1, 2014, and discussed constitutional interpretation. More than 1,500 people attended the live lecture at Macky Auditorium, and nearly 400 people watched the live stream of the lecture at University of Wyoming Law School, William & Mary Law School, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, Western State Colorado University, Ridgway High School, and inside the Wittemyer Courtroom at the University of Colorado Law School.

Former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivered the 3rd Annual Stevens Lecture on September 17, 2013. Nearly 1,000 people watched live, with additional satellite audiences in the Wolf Law building and colleges throughout Colorado. The 2nd Annual Stevens Lecture was given by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 19, 2012. Nearly 1,000 people watched the lecture live, while satellite audiences enjoyed the lecture from Wolf Law, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, and Colorado Mesa University. 


Boulder Daily Camera Coverage of the 3rd Annual Stevens Lecture

CU Independent Coverage of the 3rd Annual Stevens Lecture


Second Annual Stevens Lecture: A Conversation with Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg