About Rebecca Farrar

 

Becky chose to study law after several years in the work force to strengthen her ability to advocate for positive change on a global level. While at Stetson University College of Law, she been very involved in studying international human rights law. She is co-founder and first President of Stetson’s Amnesty International chapter, and coordinates state-wide lobbying in Florida as a Legislative Coordinator for Amnesty International USA.

 

Becky has worked with Gulfcoast Legal Services on a Pro Bono Asylum project, recruiting and preparing resources for pro bono attorneys in handling asylum cases. She is currently President of the Public Service Fellows and helped develop and introduce the Street Law™ at Stetson program (teaching middle school students about law).

 

Becky has done extensive research into human rights issues related to microfinance, women’s rights in Africa, and the use of amicus briefs in the U.S. federal courts to advocate on human and civil rights. She interned with a human rights non-governmental organization in D.C., and studied international law abroad in Europe.

 

Becky’s varied and eclectic background of work and volunteer experience give her a unique breadth and understanding of several different businesses and organizations. Becky draws on her understanding of small and large businesses and her volunteer work in all levels of non-profit groups (from grassroots to board of directors) to creatively brainstorm solutions, and generate innovative and synergistic approaches.

 

Published articles:

 

Law and Politics in Sudan, International Enforcement

Law Reporter,  Volume 25, Issue 1,  January 2009.


The Pro Bono Asylum Project at Gulfcoast Legal

Services, Paraclete Magazine,

(St Petersburg Bar Association), February 2009.

 

“Exploring Human Rights Implications of Microfinance”, International Journal of Legal Information (To be Published in 2009)

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL, Juris Doctor Candidate (May 2009)


Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Arts Honors (Political Science and Drama) 1979

Biographical Sketch


Areas of specialty


  1. 1.Women’s Rights

  2. 2.Human Rights

  3. 3.Advocacy



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