In recognition of national Constitution Day today, students and alumni of the University of Colorado Law School will teach constitutional lessons in high school classrooms across Colorado through Sept. 25.
Constitution Day is the annual commemoration of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. In tribute, the CU-Boulder Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law sponsors the statewide lessons as part of its Constitution Day Project.
Volunteer students and alumni will visit classrooms in Colorado Springs, Wray, Eagle Valley, Fort Collins, Aurora, Boulder and more.
The lesson plan was created by law students with the guidance of several high school civics teachers and Melissa Hart, director of the White Center and law professor.
“This year’s First Amendment lesson creates a concrete opportunity to think about how the Constitution interacts with anti-discrimination laws in our state,” Hart said. “It offers an opportunity for students to think and talk seriously about one of today’s most controversial topics of public debate.”
Since the Constitution Day Project was launched in 2011, the White Center has sent more than 290 law students, alumni and local attorneys to more than 300 state high school classrooms. The project is supported in part by a CU-Boulder Outreach Award.
For more information about Constitution Day, visit www.colorado.edu/law/whitecenter.
Melissa Hart, 303-735-6344
Hannah Fletcher, CU-Boulder outreach and engagement, 303-492-3949
Julie Poppen, CU-Boulder media relations, (O) 303-492-4007 (M) 720-503-4922