During the fall semester of 2018, Digital Arts and Technology Academy was proud to partner with UNM’s Law School in the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.

Two law students, Kari Ruma and Chris Papalech, taught classes every Friday dealing with the 1st and 4th amendments to prepare for a moot court in which students had to develop oral arguments about a student fighting for his constitutional rights in an educational setting.

After an internal moot court at DATA, six students were selected to compete in the regional moot court competition at UNM’s Law School, arguing their oral briefs in front of local attorneys. Moe Flores was selected as a runner-up for the defense and Astraea Baca was selected as one of the two winners for the petitioners. Astraea will represent DATA in the national competition in Washington D.C. alongside 150 students from around the country this spring.

Congratulations to Astraea, Moe, and to all the seniors who participated in the Marshall Brennan project this semester!