Named after Professor Smith, the $10,000 scholarship — and summer clerkship at the firm — are intended to create a more diverse workforce by supporting minority law students who demonstrate a strong connection to the South Florida community.
FIU 2L Briana Harris (’24) was the inaugural scholarship recipient and joins the firm as a summer associate this year.
Read The Florida Bar News feature here.
A trailblazing civil rights pioneer and trial lawyer, Professor Smith is founding director of the FIU Law Trial Advocacy Program. He teaches Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy.
To learn more Trial Advocacy at FIU Law, visit law.fiu.edu/trialad.