Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Seminar

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Departmental Consent
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Special Permission Enrollment Courses - Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.
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"W" Writing
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Course Description

This seminar relates to the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy component of the Law School’s Pipeline Diversity Program. The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project prepares students to teach a Constitutional Literacy Seminar in Pittsburgh area high schools. Students selected for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project are required to participate in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Seminar concurrent with their teaching assignment at a Pittsburgh area high school. The seminar will focus on teaching methodology and review of constitutional doctrine in the areas to be covered in the high school course. Areas of focus will include the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the United State Constitution, with particular emphasis on the constitutional rights of high school students and young people generally. Students will develop detailed lesson plans relating to topics to be covered in the high school course. In addition, students will be required to produce a substantial paper relating to one of the topics covered in the curriculum.