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Professor H.T. Smith made a virtual presentation to the attorneys and staff of Miami law firm Hunton Andrews Kurtz during its Black History Month celebration.

Professor Smith spoke about the challenging history of Black lawyers and judges in Miami, and the establishment of Miami’s one-of-a-kind-in-the-nation “Colored Court.”

“Black lawyers and judges survived and succeeded in Miami in spite of a ‘Colored Court,’ hostile work environments, and explicit and implicit biases,” Professor Smith told the group, concluding, “the struggle for racial justice continues.”

Professor Smith is the founding director of the FIU Law Trial Advocacy Program and a trailblazing civil rights pioneer and trial lawyer.  He teaches Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy.

Reach Professor Smith at 305-348-8095 and  To learn more Trial Ad at FIU and all that our program has to offer, visit