The law students enrolled in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at American University Washington College of Law are known as the Marshall-Brennan Teaching Fellows.
The program is open to all upper-level law students through a competitive application process at Washington College of Law and requires teaching in a DC classroom two to three days a week. Although the time and emotional commitments are great, the benefits reaped from the program are enormous for both the law students and the high school students enrolled in the course.
In addition to teaching, the Fellows take a year-long "Constitution in the Classroom" seminar led by Marshall-Brennan Associate Director and Adjunct Professor Lisa Curtis. Classes feature guest speakers from the DC education advocacy and teaching community and contributions from Congressperson Jamin Raskin, the founder and director of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. The Fellows learn classroom management techniques in the form of restorative justice training, as well as critical pedagogy, and master the "We the Students" and "Youth Justice" curricula.