Racial Justice Advocacy Fund

The Problem

Black and Brown Americans are incarcerated, policed, and sentenced to death at significantly higher rates than white Americans. They face too many instances of unequal treatment, and even death. Also, racial disparities in our institutions limit voting rights and deny equal access to employ­ment, housing, lending, and education. We must address systemic inequality now.

What We Are Already Doing

FSU Law has a long-standing commitment to public interest and criminal law. Our Public Interest Law Center as well as our criminal law and civil rights focused programs already serve as a pipe­line for students to fight for racial justice.

How We Can Do More

With private financial support, we can expand the number of students in these programs. This would provide hands-on learning experience for the students, and also provide much needed legal human capital to the organizations that work on racial justices issues.

How You Can Help

Contribute to our Racial Justice Advocacy Fund so more of our law students can use their legal skills to fight for racial justice. Selected students will receive stipends to offset the cost of what is usually unpaid work in areas of the law that are crucial to racial justice.

There is much work to be done to have equity in our institutions. We at the FSU College of Law know we can do our part by leveraging our legal skills and applying them directly to the issues at hand. With your support, we can make positive change. For more information or to make a gift, contact Director of Development Hovik Arakelian at 850.644.6357 or harakeli@law.fsu.edu. Or you can donate online using the button below.





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