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Posted November 13th, 2014 in Top Stories

Nilan Johnson Lewis Extends Sponsorship for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition

Nilan Johnson Lewis congratulates the finalists (pictured below) of the recent Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition, held earlier this month at William Mitchell College of Law, and wishes them luck in being considered for the national competition occurring next spring in Washington D.C.

This year marked Nilan Johnson’s fifth consecutive sponsorship, and William Mitchell was once again the only law school to offer the program in Minnesota.

Named after former U.S. Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan, the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project places law school students throughout the country in high school classrooms to teach Constitutional Law. The experience serves as a unique opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills that are critical to their development as attorneys.

A record number 47 Minnesota high school students participated in this year’s Moot Court Competition. Students from Avalon School, Central High School, Harding High School, and Washington Tech High School made oral arguments before a panel of guest judges consisting of law professors, practicing attorneys and judges.

Additionally, St. Paul Public Schools this year adopted the Marshall-Brennan Project curriculum in all the American Government classes throughout the district. As a result of this program, all St. Paul high school students are now studying Constitutional Law and learning about their rights and responsibilities under the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments.

Congratulations to the finalists of the recent Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition held at William Mitchell.

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