Today is a great day in the state of Florida! I’m writing to inform you
that the University of Florida Academic Senate has just voted
unanimously to award Attorney John Due the Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.
The faculty voted unanimously in support of the nomination at the UF
Senate meeting today.
The presenters emphasized Mr. Due‘s exceptional work on behalf of human
rights and civil rights broadly, as well as the outstanding role he has
played as a mentor to countless University of Florida students!
For the past twelve years, Mr. Due has spent time with SPOHP MFP
travelers on our way to Mississippi, has visited with us in Gainesville
and he has lectured in many Levin Law seminars. I cannot begin to count
all of the students who have been inspired to become social justice,
immigrant rights, and human rights lawyers after getting the “John Due
As many of you know, the nomination has been a two-year process, and I
am so grateful for the support that I have received from you all along
I will let you know as we learn more details in the days to come
regarding the doctoral ceremony.