Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration
Stetson University College of Law is committed to preparing students to use their legal education to serve the public interest and to advance social justice in the public and private sector. Consistent with the mission of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, it is our goal to create excellent advocates both inside and outside the courtroom. As a part of this commitment, Stetson Law has established a Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration program for J.D. students. The concentration program is intended to prepare students to deal directly with significant social justice issues in civil or criminal law by counseling them to complete specific coursework, by assigning faculty mentors to them who have experience and expertise in social justice advocacy, and by requiring pro bono service activities, experiential learning, and advanced research and writing on contemporary social justice initiatives and issues.
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 program faculty, and commitment to a career dedicated to advocacy that serves the cause of social justice.
Listen to Professor Judith Scully discuss social justice advocacy and Stetson Law's certificate of concentration:
Review concentration eligibility, requirements and curriculum in the 2018 - 2019 Course Catalog.
Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement Travel Course
The Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement Travel Course is an experience-based course offered to students who have completed the pre-requisite course Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement. The travel course takes students to six cities, where they visit museums, institutes, centers, universities, and historic places identified with the Civil Rights Movement and the legal history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Becoming an Advocate
See why Stetson's advocacy program ranks first in the nation. For more information, see the Center for Excellence in Advocacy.
What is Social Justice Advocacy?
Students and professors discuss Stetson Law's concentration in social justice advocacy.