Program Details: Open to the public

Constitutional Literacy in Colorado High Schools

The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project was started by American University in 1999, and currently has chapters in 18 states. The goal of the Project is to increase youth awareness and understanding of our legal system and the Constitution by sending upper-level law students into public high schools to teach a semester-long course about the law, juvenile justice, and other related topics.

The Project culminates in a state-wide moot court competition in the spring. The competition is hosted by the Byron White Center at the University of Colorado Law School, and judged by Justices from the Colorado Supreme Court and Judges from the Colorado Court of Appeals. The top six finalists of that competition then represent Colorado in the national competition in Washington, D.C., accompanied by their law student coaches.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Wolf Law

In Colorado

  • Aurora
  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Greeley
  • Longmont
  • Northglenn
  • Norwood
  • Salida
  • Thornton

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • This project is supported by the CU Boulder Outreach Committee.

Sponsoring Units

Law, School of

  • Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law

Program Contact

Matthew Cushing
Director of Executive and Community Learning Programs

Program Categories


  • Education (K-12)
  • Govt./Law/Public Policy

Program Types:

  • Civic Engagement


  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School

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