PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the end of the college year in sight, it’s also wrap-up of the fourth year of a program bringing the Constitution to Camden.
It’s the local arm of a national effort called the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program which sends 15 law school students into six schools to talk about our nation’s bedrock legal document.
Jill Friedman, the co-director of the program in Camden, says high schoolers can be brought into the discussion through their own lives.
“They get some validation for the fact that maybe many of the experiences they’ve had with the police don’t represent what the Constitution is supposed to stand for. At the same time they gain a new appreciation that police and judges operate within a system of laws.”
Friedman says one goal of the program is to plant the seed of a law career as a way of diversifying the profession.
Reported By John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio