Civil Rights Program

The College of Law's faculty and students are at the forefront in advocating for civil rights in our state and nation. The FSU College of Law Civil Rights Program features internationally honored faculty who are experts on the major civil rights issues of our day, such as mass incarceration, human trafficking, solitary confinement, children in prison, reproductive health, LGBTQ+ rights, gender discrimination, collateral consequences from criminal justice involvement, voting rights of previously imprisoned persons, immigration rights, disability rights and the death penalty. 

Students advance civil rights through courses, clinical programs, externships and events sponsored by the FSU Institute on Civil Rights, the FSU Public Interest Law Center and student organizations. FSU Law is a leader in placing students in major civil rights law firms, governmental entities and non-governmental organizations, and the law school takes pride in our many alumni who are leaders in civil rights movements.