Four Baton Rouge high school students were chosen to participate in the Marshall-Brennan National High School Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.
Russell L. Jones, of the Southern University Law Center said, on March 23 through March 25, these four students will participate in the Washington, D.C. competition.
- Maya Jones, a senior student at Southern University Laboratory High School
- Ariel Simmons, a senior student at Glen Oaks High School
- Constance Springer and Jaidyn Bryant, seniors at McKinley High School
The Washington, D.C. competition is hosted by the American University Washington College of Law.
According to Jones, “the East Baton Rouge Parish students will compete against other high school students from across the United States.”
The four local competitors will be tasked with arguing a case before lawyers and judges involving the First Amendment issue of freedom of speech and expression.
Jones, Simmons, Springer and Bryant qualified for the Washington D.C. trip by winning the Southern University Law Center Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project regional high school moot court competition in November of last year.