University of Central Florida
bachelor’s degree in political science
The Florida State University College of Law
Rashad Simon is from Lauderhill, Florida. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. In 2021 he graduated from The Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, FL. While at FSU, Simon participated in the FSU Public Interest Law Center Gender and Family Justice Clinic during his 1L summer. There, he and classmates developed and presented a workshop for women living in the Leon County Detention Facility and Gadsden Women's Prison. He also worked with clients who had family law issues such as divorce and timesharing. Simon was also a research assistant and teaching assistant for the Gender and Family Justice Clinic during his 2L summer, where he helped guide students in their work for the clinic and conducted research for clients and the Clinic Director. During law school, Simon was a member of the Student Bar Association, the Black Law Students Association and the Cuban American Bar Association. Simon also served on the board of directors for the Big Bend A.F.T.E.R. Re- entry Coalition (BBARC), a local non-profit coalition that brings together diverse partners to address the needs of people released from jail and prisons.