Stetson University College of Law is offering a Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration program 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 program faculty, and commitment to a career dedicated to advocacy that serves the cause of social justice.
Stetson Law professors Robert Bickel and Judith Scully will oversee the concentration program.
Professor Scully is the faculty adviser for both the Innocence Initiative at Stetson and the Juvenile Justice Initiative.
Professor Bickel recently received an award for his commitment to teaching from Odessa Woolfolk, co-founder of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The law firm of Florin and Roebig has provided funding for Professor Bickel’s course, which allows students to travel each summer to six cities in the South to visit sites, museums, institutes and veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. Stetson Law alumna Maria Bogomaz was the only law student invited from outside the Washington, D.C., area to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides at the White House last fall.
Wil H. Florin and Thomas D. Roebig, Jr., explained that supporting social justice is a large part of their firm’s daily work in advocating for employees’ rights.