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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 709 - Constitutional Literacy


The class explores the U.S. Constitution’s application to public campuses and prepares law students to teach local high school students about civics through discussion of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The class constitutes the William & Mary Chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project; therefore, law students are Marshall-Brennan Fellows. The class meets twice a week; it meets once at the law school and once at the Sir Christopher Wren Building. During the law school class, the Marshall-Brennan Fellows will be required to take a stance on constitutional issues as applied to public campuses, speak and think on their feet, attempt to reconcile competing interests, and prepare to teach the weekly class at the Wren Building. During the class at the Wren Building, the Marshall-Brennan Fellows will afford high school students the tools they need to be engaged participants in our republican form of government, thus honoring William & Mary’s rich tradition of training aspiring lawyers to be “public citizens”. Grading for this course will be on a pass-fail basis. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.