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Orlando Sentinel – Jan. 28, 2014 – Professor James Fox

Professor James Fox wrote the opinion article, “Was the War on Poverty worth it?” for the Jan. 28 Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel.… » Read more

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Students learn from history-makers of the Civil Rights Movement

For the past eight years, Stetson University College of Law students participating in Professor Robert Bickel’s Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement course have had an opportunity to visit the historic sites and history-makers who shaped the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Students journey to Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee to meet with still-living veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, which challenged racial… » Read more

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Civil rights activists visit Stetson Law

Civil rights activists Ernest “Rip” Patton and David and Winonah Myers visited Stetson University College of Law on Feb. 22 as part of a special educational event organized by the local chapter of Jack and Jill of America for mothers and children in the Tampa Bay area.
Stetson Professor of Law Cynthia DeBose introduced the program, and Professor of Law Robert Bickel helped coordinate the… » Read more

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Professor spearheads celebration of the contributions of civil rights scholar Robert D. Bickel

On Feb. 19, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered in the Great Hall on Stetson’s Gulfport campus to celebrate the scholarly contributions of Stetson law professor and civil rights scholar Robert D. Bickel. Bickel’s former students Wil H. Florin JD ’80 and Thomas D. Roebig Jr. JD ’86, who regularly fund Stetson’s travel course on Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement, sponsored the dinner… » Read more

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Civil rights activist visits U.S. Legal Systems class

Ernest “Rip” Patton brought Professor Ellen Podgor’s U.S. Legal Systems class to life on Sept. 17, talking with students about his experiences as a student civil rights activist during the Nashville sit-ins in 1960 and the 1961 Freedom Rides.
Patton and other student activists, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee trained by Reverend James Lawson in Gandhi’s method of peaceful protest, risked their lives… » Read more

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Stetson Law offers new concentration in social justice advocacy

Stetson University College of  Law is offering a Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration program for students. The concentration program is intended to prepare students to deal directly with significant social justice issues in civil or criminal law.
The Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration is a selective program, which admits a limited number of students based upon their academic and experiential background, interviews with… » Read more

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Author, civil rights scholar Jack Bass visits Stetson Law

Writer and civil rights scholar Jack Bass met with faculty and students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on Oct. 21. He talked to Stetson Law students on Friday about the First Amendment and the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Bass received the 1994 Robert Kennedy Book Award grand prize for his book, Taming the Storm: The Life… » Read more

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Stetson Students Retrace Civil Rights Journey with Freedom Rider Ernest “Rip” Patton

Follow the group on their journey by visiting the student blog here: http://stetsonlaw.wordpress.com/

In May of 1961, Ernest “Rip” Patton was a 21-year-old drum major at Tennessee State University and Freedom Rider headed for Jackson, Miss., when he was arrested and transferred to Mississippi’s infamous Parchman State Prison.
This June, Rip Patton will retrace that journey, this time joined by Stetson University undergraduate and law… » Read more

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Freedom Riders Discuss Civil Rights History

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Riders David and Winonah Myers discuss civil rights history with students.

 

 

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Experiencing Civil Rights

Stetson law students in an advanced travel course met with numerous Civil Rights Movement veterans.

 

 

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