Center for the Constitution

The Brookings Institution: The Center for the Constitution at Montpelier and the Brookings Institution established a five-year partnership in 2009 which melds Brookings research on legal and constitutional affairs with the Center's approach to constitutional theory. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC, whose mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research.  Based on that research, Brookings provides innovative, practical recommendations that strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system. Read more about the Montpelier-Brookings partnership.


James Madison University: Anyone who completes one of the Center's online courses has the option to receive Continuing Education Units through James Madison University. JMU, founded in 1908, is a public, four-year institution located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.


National Archives and Records Administration: Home to the Center's annual Claude Moore Lecture, the National Archives and Records Administration also sponsors the We the People: Through Primary Documents one-day seminar for teachers in their Boeing Learning Center. The National Archives invites millions of visitors to interact personally with the original records of our democracy through research, exhibitions, and learning opportunities at the flagship building in Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation at its regional archives and presidential libraries. Home to the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights, the National Archives and Records Administration serves American democracy by safeguarding, preserving, and making available the records of our government, ensuring that people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage.


U.S. Courts: The We the People: The Federal Courts one-day seminar is a courtroom simulation held in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, DC. Led by Center for the Constitution staff, U.S. Courts staff, and a United States District Judge, this seminar focuses on how to integrate Supreme Court decisions into the We the People curriculum.


Your Weekly Constitutional Radio ShowYour Weekly Constitutional is a public radio show and podcast that focuses upon interesting and controversial issues in constitutional law, from gay rights to gun rights.  Produced in partnership with James Madison's Montpelier, it features interviews with knowledgeable lawyers, scholars, and others about current and historical topics, including church-state relations, states' rights, and even the constitutionality of secession.  YWC's host is Stewart Harris, an award-winning law professor who loves to talk about the Constitution in a fun, accessible way that everyone can understand.