Criminal Justice Department hosts Lunch & Learn
Judson’s Criminal Justice Department hosted a lunch and learn event last week entitled “I Defend People, Not Crimes.” Guest speakers were Tuscaloosa County Assistant Public Defender Everett Hoagland and Mason Roush-Wallace, Investigator for the Florida Federal Public Defender Office. Both guests shared their personal stories of being called to careers serving the marginalized and vulnerable.
Christine Bussey, Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, said that Judson’s Criminal Justice students experienced an “insightful dialog” with Hoagland and Roush-Wallace, who discussed “matters matters ranging from the importance of answering your career calling to the spiritual fulfillment of maintaining humility and humanity in performing one’s work. Our gracious guests took care in explaining how their undergraduate experiences provided the roadmap for what have become their rewarding careers in public defense and investigation,” said Bussey.