Florida Law School Named After Ben Crump, Race Lawyer Known For Cases Involving Police

  • The naming comes as a consequence of an agreement between Crump and the university. St. Thomas agreed to name its law school after Crump after a fundraising goal of $10 million was reached for the Benjamin L. Crump Center for Social Justice, which is housed in the law school.
  • “The Center will create innovative curriculum, develop implicit bias training and policies, and curate programmatic instruction modules and symposia that advance its goals,” the center’s website says.
  • The Crump law school is the second law school in the United States named after an African American and the first law school named after a living black attorney.