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 2017–2018 school year. 

The 2017 John Paul Stevens Lecture will take place on Tuesday September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carr Judicial Center in Denver.  Former Chief Judge of the State of New York will speak on “Changing the Dialogue on Access to Justice.”  Registration is available here.

Students, lawyers, and law professors will visit classrooms all over the state for the 2017 Colorado Law Constitution Day Project from September 11-22.  This year’s lesson plan requires students to grapple with the relationship between the First Amendment and a school’s responsibility to maintain a disciplined teaching environment.

If you are interested in being a volunteer teacher, register here.

If you are a high school teacher interested in having a visitor to your class, register here.

In October, the Byron White Center will partner with the DU Sturm College of Law’s Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program to offer a Continuing Legal Education presentation examining the upcoming Supreme Court Term.  The CLE will be offered in Denver on October 3 at the offices of Holland & Hart and in Boulder on October 4 in Room 204 at the Wolf Law Building.  Registration is available here.

The 26th Annual Rothgerber Constitution Law Conference, “Listeners and the First Amendment,” will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm.  Speakers from around the United States will explore a broad range of issues related to listeners’ constitutional interests and rights. Topics may include when and why listeners’ interests should matter to First Amendment law, how we might go about determining listeners’ interests, and what to do when listeners’ interests may be in tension with speakers’ interests -- generally or in specific contexts involving speech to voters, consumers, workers, students, information users, shareholders, clients, consumers of the media, and other specific individuals or communities.

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