I have felt the most surprised when I hear the stories of our clients. Just when I think I have heard something so baffling that nothing else will surprise me, I am horribly surprised by another act/story of racism that our potential clients have dealt with. What is even more surprising and disturbing for me is the lack of help that is really available to the bulk of our clients. The laws are just not friendly to the formerly incarcerated population (really the previously arrested population) and there are so many reasons or details that create finality in the obstacles they face and it shocks me how many of these wronged persons are really stuck with this terrible reality for which there seems to be no true solution. America has a long way to go.
– Brittany, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2L