Published: Sept. 15, 2011

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will present the inaugural Stevens Lecture, a new series of talks named for him, at the University of Colorado Law School at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The free and public event, presented by the school's Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law, will focus on constitutional law and the Supreme Court. The lecture will be held in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law Building with a reception to follow in the building's Boettcher Hall.

Each year, the Stevens Lecture will bring a distinguished jurist to Colorado Law to deliver a public lecture on judging and the state of the judiciary. The 2012 Stevens Lecture will be given by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Byron White Center seeks to enhance the study and teaching of constitutional law and to stimulate public debate and understanding of our constitutional system. The center sponsors public lectures and symposia, encourages Colorado faculty and student scholarship in constitutional law and offers an opportunity for collaboration with other organizations, schools and scholars around the country who are participating in the national conversation about constitutional interpretation and application.