Lawyer Volunteers

Since the Program's inception in 1999, it has welcomed volunteers from a variety of lawyers and law firms. Judge Kenneth Starr was the first lawyer volunteer and has committed time to teaching weekly at Anacostia High School from the very beginning.

Other volunteers joined the Program during the 2000-2001 academic year from the law firms of Holland & Knight and the National Association for Public Interest. Lori Sher and Sheila Siegel taught with Marshall-Brennan Fellows at School Without Walls in Washington, D.C.

In the 2001-2002 academic year, the Marshall-Brennan Fellowship Program formed an alliance with the law firm of Arnold & Porter. In the fall, fifteen Arnold & Porter lawyers accompanied the Fellows on a weekly basis to teach law in Washington-area high schools. This collaboration launched an exciting new relationship between D.C. public schools, universities and area law firms.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Marshall-Brennan Fellowship Program, please contact Michelle Carhart at mcarhart@wcl.american.edu or call 202.274.4378.