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Impacts of felony disenfranchisement discussed at Stetson

Desmond Meade recently completed law school at Florida International University, studied for and passed the bar exam, but is not permitted to apply to the bar. Desmond Meade spoke with Stetson students about felony disenfranchisement. Photo by Brittany Brochard. Meade is a former homeless man who is among the more than one million people in the state of Florida who have been convicted of a… » Read more
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Equality Florida CEO speaks March 2 at Stetson Law

Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith spoke at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on March 2. The Stetson Lambda Legal Society sponsored the event. Nadine Smith. Photo by Amadu Wiltshire. Smith founded Equality Florida in 1997, and led its work to end discrimination including the ban on gay adoption and gay marriage. She is an award-winning journalist turned organizer who was one of four… » Read more
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Students learn about the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

A group of approximately 150 law students learned about the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act during a presentation on Oct. 1 at Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Students listen to Professor Emanuel’s presentation on civil rights on Oct. 1 in Gulfport. Photo by Jenna Kelly. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Anne Emanuel, Professor Emerita… » Read more
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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. Professor Robert Bickel and class met this summer at the site of the new Civil Rights brick pathway on Stetson’s… » 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. Ernest “Rip” Patton talks with Stetson’s U.S. Legal Systems class. Patton and other student activists, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee trained by Reverend James… » 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

Professor Jack Bass spoke with Stetson Law students on Oct. 21. Photo by Steven Lacks. 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… » Read more
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