Professor H. T. Smith was recently honored by the M. Athalie Range Cultural Foundation for 40 years of leadership and service to his community.
Among the achievements for which Professor Smith was recognized are the building of a $5 million youth center in Liberty City that provides academic and athletic programming for 500 kids, working to establish OUR KIDS of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties — which oversees the provision of services to all abused, abandoned, and neglected children, and helping to create the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society which collects and preserves the history of the legal system in Miami-Dade County.
“It is a special honor to receive recognition for service to my community in the name of the ultimate public servant–M. Athalie Range. Mrs. Range did so much, for so many, for so long,” said Smith. “This award will continue to inspire me to emulate her legacy of service to the least, the last, the lost, the looked over, and the left out.”
Professor H. T. Smith who specializes in civil rights, personal injury and criminal defense, is the Inaugural Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at FIU College of Law.