11/16/2009

A new outreach program is pairing law students from the University of California Hastings College of the Law with at-risk high-school students in the San Francisco area to teach the students about the Constitution and how it applies to them. Law students use real-life examples about free speech on campus and desegregation polices, encouraging students to argue both sides of a case. Beth Hillman, a law professor who started the initiative, said she believes that understanding the Constitution "can be very empowering for young people."

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