The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project is a prestigious national legal education program that offers law students the opportunity to earn law school credit by teaching constitutional law and appellate advocacy to high school students in an underserved community. The program was founded in 1999 at American University’s Washington College of Law; since then, it has expanded to 17 other law schools across the country. UConn’s chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Project, which has partnered with Bulkeley High School in Hartford’s south end, offers law students the opportunity to teach a course in constitutional law and oral advocacy, or to prepare students for participation in a national moot court competition. Each of these roles – and how to apply – is described in greater detail throughout the site.
The UConn chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Project was founded in 2012 by Justin Taylor ’09 and Rebecca Kelly Arnold ’12. This past year, UConn’s Marshall-Brennan Fellows were Nicole Vaswig ’13 and Diane Dauplaise ’14.