Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will speak at a "fireside chat"-style event at the University of Colorado on Sept. 17..

A limited number of tickets to the lecture are available to the general public at no cost. To register for tickets, visit the center's website at byronwhitecenter.org.

The event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom. The conversation will be between O'Connor and CU professor Melissa Hart, director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law.

O'Connor, a nominee of President Ronald Reagan, took her seat on the Supreme Court on Sept. 25, 1981, and served until her retirement on Jan. 31, 2006.

Last year, the center hosted Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a similar talk.

The O'Connor lecture will be live-streamed to CU's Wolf Law Building, where overflow seating will be available, and to satellite locations across the state, including CU-Colorado Springs, Colorado College, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Western State Colorado University.

Audience members -- both live and via satellite -- will have the opportunity to submit questions for O'Connor. Schools, law firms and community groups can request to be added to the list of satellite locations that will receive access to the live stream.

To request access, interested groups should email whitecenter@colorado.edu.



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