We the People Band of Rights September 17

Who We Are

This web site is a production of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a grant-based program at American University Washington College of Law, which began operating seventeen years ago with the blessings of the widows of the late Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan. The project trains talented upper-level law students to teach public high school students about their constitutional rights and responsibilities. The Marshall-Brennan Fellows teach from two textbooks: We the Students and Youth Justice in America.

The Marshall-Brennan Project now has nineteen chapters at law schools throughout the country.  Our current chapters are located at:

  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • Arizona State, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Capital University Law School
  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Southern University Law Center
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • University of Colorado Law School
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Washington & Lee Law School
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • William & Mary Law School
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Yale Law School


The Marshall-Brennan staff includes:

Jamin B. Raskin, Professor of Law
Founder and Director of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

Melinda Cooperman, Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate Director of the Marshall-Brennan Project