In 1991 Jason received his B.A cum laude in Psychology from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. In 1996 he graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law where he served as a Moot Court member.
For eleven years after law school he practiced at Forman & Huber, L.C. in Charleston, West Virginia with an emphasis on public interest and civil rights litigation. During this time he and his clients obtained multiple published opinions concerning conditions of confinement and due process rights for prisoners, 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 claims, the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the constitutional rights of juveniles. After eleven years of private practice, the University of Chicago Law School appointed Jason to a two year clinical teaching fellowship at the law school’s Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic where he supervised law students conducting complex Section 1983 litigation and representing individuals on direct, federal felony appeals to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He also taught pretrial and trial advocacy and a Section 1983 litigation seminar. He joined the Charlotte School of Law faculty in August of 2009 where he teaches Civil Procedure I and directs the Civil Rights Clinic. In accord with the National Lawyers Guild 1937 Preamble, he continues to work “to the ends that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”
Legal Newsletters and Other Publications::
Settlements You Can’t Sign: Ethical Implications of Chicago’s Machinery of Denial,” (co-authored with Craig B. Futterman and Pier Petersen), Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 9, May/June 2009.
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