Newark, NJ — A founding trustee of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise dedicated his life to social justice and advocating for the most vulnerable members of our society.  From representing civil rights workers as a legal advocate in the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement, to serving as President of the Newark Legal Services Project, Judge Debevoise left an indelible mark on both the City of Newark and the state of New Jersey. The Institute is proud to host a Debevoise Fellow to honor the incredible life and legacy of Judge Debevoise, a revered jurist and civil rights advocate. As a founding member of the Institute, he made an inimitable impact on the Institute that carries on through today.