Bulkeley High School’s Contemporary Law Class Holds Moot Court Experience at University of Connecticut School of Law
Spotlight on Excellence May 2013
Bulkeley High School's Contemporary Law Class Holds Moot Court Experience at University of Connecticut School of Law
Juniors and seniors in the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project pose with members of the UConn faculty, as well as two UConn law students who helped them prepare their arguments, after arguing their moot court case in one of the law school's courtrooms.
On Law Day, Wednesday, May 1, juniors and seniors in the Contemporary Law class at Bulkeley High School had the opportunity to argue the case of Miller v. Alabama in a moot court experience at the University of Connecticut School of Law. After spending several weeks reading and briefing cases on the Eighth Amendment, as well as preparing oral arguments, the petitioners and respondents argued their cases in front of law school faculty and deans in the school's moot courtroom. The students were part of the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a prestigious national program founded in Washington, D.C. which brings law students into high school classrooms to teach constitutional law and oral advocacy. A chapter of the Marshall Brennan Project was just recently founded at UConn Law, with Bulkeley serving as the school's first high school partner. If any other high schools are interested in learning more about this partnership, please email the UConn chapter director, Justin Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.