Melissa Hart

Melissa Hart Named to Colorado Supreme Court

Dec. 14, 2017

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper named University of Colorado Law School Professor Melissa Hart to the Colorado Supreme Court.

Judge Lippman

New York’s Former Chief Judge to Discuss Access to Justice Sept. 26

Sept. 11, 2017

Jonathan Lippman, former chief judge of New York and a pioneer in addressing access to justice, will deliver the sixth annual John Paul Stevens Lecture.

Students in Mook court

Fourth Annual Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project a Success

Feb. 14, 2017

On Saturday, January 28, the University of Colorado Law School welcomed approximately 60 high school students from the Denver metro area as they competed in the fourth annual Colorado Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition , hosted by the Byron R. White Center . The student competitors delivered oral arguments...

Constitution Day

Promoting Constitutional Literacy in High Schools Across the State

Sept. 19, 2016

Students, alumni, and local attorneys volunteer to teach lessons to high school classrooms across the state as part of the Constitution Day Project hosted by the White Center.

Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sotomayor Addresses Large Crowds with Message of Perseverance

Sept. 6, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, appointed in 2009 as the first Hispanic member on the bench of the nation’s highest court, spoke during a fireside chat-style event to an audience of nearly 1,800 at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium on Sept. 2. 

 Justice Sotomayor, a self-described antsy type...

Harold Bruff

Rothgerber Conference to Explore Presidential Interpretations of the Constitution

Oct. 14, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law will host the 23rd annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference, which is open to the public, Oct. 15 and 16.

Wray High School

Students to Visit State High Schools to Discuss First Amendment, Online Bullying

Sept. 15, 2014

In recognition of national Constitution Day, nearly 100 students, faculty and alumni of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School will teach a lesson on the First Amendment and online bullying in high school classrooms throughout Colorado Sept. 15-26. Constitution Day is the annual commemoration of the Sept. 17, 1787,...

Melissa Hart and Viviana Andazola

White Center Program Creates Brighter Vision for the Future

May 16, 2014

“The moment I got involved in the Marshall-Brennan Project , my life changed,” said Viviana Andazola, who was a 10th grade student at York International High School in the Mapleton School District during the 2011–12 academic year, the first year of Colorado Law’s Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. “I now have...

Moot Court

White Center Takes High School Students to Washington for Moot Court Competition

May 3, 2013

Before University of Colorado Law School students began visiting her classroom last fall, Crystal Perez, a ninth grade student at York International School in Thornton, had never been anywhere in the United States outside of Colorado and had no interest in the law. Just eight months later, Perez had earned a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete against high school students from across the country in the National Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition.

Constitution Day

Colorado Law Students and Alumni Teach High School Students about the Constitution

Dec. 3, 2012

The White Center’s Colorado Law Constitution Day Project celebrated Constitution Day, September 17, by teaching high school students about the Constitution. In its second year, the Constitution Day Project, brought 80 Colorado Law students and alumni, 30 local attorneys, and several Colorado Law faculty to over 100 high school classrooms.