Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Conference

The Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law is an annual White Center event that brings scholars from across the country to Colorado Law for a discussion on a current constitutional issue. 

The 21st Annual Rothgerber Conference focused on federalism and its impact on the constitutional debates surrounding the legalization of marijuana, gay marriage, gun rights, and immigration.  On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Yale Law School Professor Heather Gerken gave the conference's keynote address, entitled "The Political Safeguards of Horizontal Federalism."
On Friday, November 8, 2013, scholars from across the country gave presentations on the following topics:

Last year, the 20th Annual Rothgerber Conference focused on public constitutional literacy. Harvard Law School Professor Mark Tushnet delivered the keynote address, "Constitutional Literacy Outside the Courts," on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

On Friday, November 30, 2012, three panels of scholars explored the following topics:

  • What is Constitutional Literacy & Why Does it Matter?
  • The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project
  • Other Approaches to Teaching the Public About Law & the Constitution

This Year's Keynote Address by Professor Heather Gerken

Last Year's Keynote Address by Professor Tushnet

Watch Video from Last Year's Panel Discussions

20th Annual Rothgerber Conference Photo Gallery