University of Colorado Law School
Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law,
The Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment,
and the University of Denver Law Review present the
2011 Ira C. Rothgerber Conference
“Popular Constitutionalism and the Uses of History in Constitutional Argument”
January 27-28, 2011
Keynote Address by Harvard University Professor Jill Lepore
Thursday January 27, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building
The People and the Parchment: Or, What Happens When the Constitution Shakes Her Fist
There will be a reception following Professor Lepore’s talk
in the Boettcher Reception Hall.
The Conference will resume on Friday Jan. 28 in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the State Capitol. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30.
8:45 am-10:05 am—Is the Tea Party a Constitutional Movement?
Jared Goldstein, Roger Williams University School of Law
“The Tea Party’s Constitution”
Christopher Schmidt, Chicago-Kent College of Law
“The Tea Party as a Constitutional Movement”
Moderators: Professor Alan Chen, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Professor Ahmed White, University of Colorado Law School
10:20-12:00--Popular Constitutionalism and Civil Rights
Sophia Lee, University of Pennsylvania Law School
“The Civil Rights Constitution: Legal History Outside of the Courts”
Jamal Greene, Columbia Law School
“Race and Original Meaning”
Melissa Hart, University of Colorado Law School
“Making History: The 10th Amendment and Health Care”
Moderators: Dean Marty Katz, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Professor Tom Romero, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
1:45-3:15 – Experiencing Constitutional Interpretation
Richard Collins, University of Colorado Law School
“Images of Our Judiciary from The Mikado”
Jedediah Purdy, Duke Law School
Moderators: Professors Hal Bruff and Helen Norton, University of Colorado Law School
Cost to attend is $20 for each panel if you are seeking CLE credits.
Application for 6 CLE credits is pending.