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Class Schedule 2022-23


1. Our Heritage and the Founders

Lecturer: Judge Adrian Soud

September 26, 2022, 4:45pm

FSCJ Bean Center

2. The Federalist Papers
Lecturers: Caleb Bryan and Howard Pines

October 24, 2022, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

3. The Articles
Lecturer: Judge James Daniel

November 28, 2022, 4:45pm

FSCJ Bean Center

4. The Amendments
Lecturers: Judge Steve Fahlgren and Secretary of State Cord Byrd

January 23, 2023, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

5. The Most Impactful Supreme Court Justices

Lecturer: Professor David Ardia
February 27, 2023, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

6. The Most Important Supreme Cases and How the Judicial System Operates

Lecturers: Judge Jenny Higginbotham and Judge Eric Roberson
March 27, 2023, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

Constitution Bowl:
April 6, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wildlight Elementary

April 24, 2023, 4:45pm

Yulee High School

The University of US is a volunteer educational program for high school students established to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.


The program features speakers on The Federalist Papers, Articles of the Constitution, Amendments to the Constitution, Supreme Court Justices and Landmark Cases, The U.S. Court System, and American Heritage and Founders.


Each class includes presentations by prominent local, state, and/or nationally-recognized lecturers, enhanced by interactive activities to engage students in the subject matter. The University of US is the gateway to students' participation in the USCSF Scholarship competition.

Questions? Contact us at

University of US Graduation 2022
Watch the video replay of the ceremony
including awards to Scholarship winners


USCSF University of US Video
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More About University of US
Watch the video below to hear from students and teachers.



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Eligibility Requirements

Be a high school student

Must be a resident of Nassau County, FL, or attending a Nassau County, FL, high school with school district permission

Be available to attend all sessions of the program with no more than one absence

Submit a completed application and the ATTENDANCE COMMITMENT and PROGRAM AGREEMENTS


Note: For information purposes, to be eligible to apply for a USCSF Scholarship, a student must meet these additional criteria:

Be in the 11th or 12th grade

Carry an unweighted GPA of 3.00 or higher

Complete the University of US program with a passing score on the final exam and no more than one absence

Write a qualifying essay on the assigned topic

Questions? Contact us at

- Contact Us -


Thanks for submitting!

1417 Sadler Road, Box 216

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


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