2015-2016 School of Law Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2022  
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LAW 232P - Constitutional Literacy Practicum.


If you know your rights, you’re more apt to exercise and protect them. That’s the premise underlying the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.  The project deploys law students (called fellows) to teach in public high schools in underserved areas to teach constitutional law, juvenile justice, and oral advocacy to seniors in Government classes.  The seniors become better acquainted with their rights as citizens by learning fundamental constitutional fare and the operation of the civil law and criminal justice systems.  The objectives of the class are to hone students’ substantive knowledge and critical thinking skills through instruction, and oral advocacy skills through a moot court competition.  W&L law fellows teach one class each week at Roanoke’s William Fleming High School.  They are responsible for arriving in class on time, prepared to teach. They are responsible for conveying syllabi to WFHS teachers and administrators on deadline.  They are responsible for prepping and guiding their classes through a moot court competition.  W&L law fellows also meet at the law school on alternate weeks during the first half of the semester for discussing assigned readings, briefing cases, debriefing prior high school class sessions, scheduling, editing, and amending M-B-provided syllabi and supplemental materials.  Written assignments might include reflective papers, an ethnograph or case study, and a short (10 pages or less) paper on a substantive issue. Three hours. Mitchell



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