The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project is a nationally recognized law related education program that promotes democratic engagement, constitutional literacy, and legal advocacy by placing talented upper level law students in high schools to teach yearlong courses in constitutional law and oral advocacy.

The Project supports law students in developing foundational lawyering and professionalism skills by giving them the tools they need to address the well-documented constitutional illiteracy and civic disengagement of America's high school students. Fellows use inquiry-based educational methods to support their high school students in developing 21st Century skill sets of creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.


  • The AUWCL Marshall-Brennan chapter will host the William H. Karchmer Regional Moot Competition on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Register here to volunteer.
  • 2024-2025 Marshall-Brennan Teaching Fellow Application will become available on December 15, 2023The application will be due on January 26, 2024.
  • The AUWCL chapter will host the 25th Anniversary and the annual Marshall-Brennan National Moot Court Competition & Conference on April 4-7, 2024, in Washington, DC.  Registration Coming Soon.

Empowering Youth to Question Democratic Citizenry

Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy develops in high school students the 21st century skills of creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking -- skills that are necessary to support an empowered, active, questioning democratic citizenry.

"The Marshall-Brennan experience is an invaluable opportunity for both the fellows and the students. I have learned things about myself that will be with me forever."

Rosa Satanovskaya, 2009-'10 Marshall-Brennan Fellow