Activist denied law school admission
July 2000

Longtime activist Michael Geison has been denied admission to the UF Levin College of Law--with no explanation given. Geison worked in the Civil Rights Movement with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in various communities in Alabama and North Florida, including the University of Florida. More recently he organized the 1991, 1992 and 1993 Hempfests in downtown Gainesville. Geison meets all criteria for admission to the law school. He is currently on a leave of abscence from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, but he says there is virtually no possibility he can return for financial reasons. The school is more than three times as expensive as our public UF Law School. Moreover, Geison has a home here in Alachua County, but has nowhere to live in Jacksonville. He says that he found being a homeless person a detriment to his studies at Florida Coastal.

Geison made an A in constitutional law at Florida Coastal and wants to "change the substance control laws, and free our one million drug war POW's." If you feel there is a severe shortage of lawyers will to do this kind of work, you can help by writing:
Admissions Committee
c/o J. Michael Patrick, Asst. Dean for Admissions
UF Fredric G. Levin College of Law
P.O. Box 117622
Gainesville, FL 32611-7622
and express your views on why the UF Levin College of Law should admit Geison, so that he can eventually take the bar exam and be admitted to the Florida Bar and practice law in Florida.

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