The Center was founded in 1990 through the generous bequest of Colorado Law alumnus, Ira C. Rothgerber. It is currently directed by Professor Suzette Malveaux, who joined the faculty as the Provost Professor of Civil Rights Law in the fall of 2018.

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John Paul Stevens Lecture

The Stevens Lecture brings a preeminent jurist to Colorado Law each year and is open to the public. The inaugural lecture was delivered in 2011 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. 

Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference

Each year, the Rothgerber Conference attracts scholars from across the country to Colorado for a full-day discussion of a cutting-edge Constitutional law issue. 

Constitution Day Project

This project enables Colorado Law students and professors, along with area lawyers, to visit high school classrooms in honor of Constitution Day each September.

Marshall-Brennan Project

This Constitutional literacy project partners Colorado Law students with public school teachers to teach a course about the Constitution. The Project exposes students in underserved high schools to law as a career option and enables them to participate in a national moot court competition.