John Fitzpatrick worked for many years in community law centres in Brixton and Hammersmith in London. He joined the University of Kent in 1991. He is the Director of the Kent Law Clinic and teaches human rights law at Kent. The Law Clinic provides free legal representation to those who can’t afford it - in employment, housing, welfare benefits, immigration, asylum, public rights of way and other cases, and teaches students in the process.
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University