Jacob Pridgen graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. During Jacob’s undergraduate coursework in Orlando, much of his extracurricular time was spent working under the senior partner of a medical malpractice defense firm which helped cultivate his interest in many areas of the law. Although he has always had an interest in human rights, Jacob’s interests recently gained serious momentum after spending last summer in Dublin, Ireland studying international human rights law at Trinity College. As an avid traveler, Jacob is constantly reminded of his favorite Mark Twain quote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” and believes that worldly compassion can be attained with the removal of individual ignorance.
Currently, Jacob is a Juris Doctorate Candidate for May 2010 at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. He has served on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and is very active on the NSU campus as a Residential Advisor