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


Journalist and Freedom Rider Honored at Commencement

Journalist and civil rights advocate John Seigenthaler Sr. addressed Stetson University College of Law’s commencement ceremony on Dec. 18. Freedom Rider Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. was also honored at the ceremony, which took place at the Pasadena Community Church.