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Faculty ROBERT SAVAGE, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

* B.A., University of Florida * M.A., University of Florida * J.D., University of Florida School of Law Robert K. Savage is a New Jersey native who has been living in Florida for almost 25 years. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since January 1994 with extensive experience in the areas of securities brokerage compliance and regulatory matters as well as securities dispute resolution and general business litigation. He is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts as well as the Federal District Court for Florida’s Northern and Middle Districts. Mr. Savage was senior in-house counsel and chief compliance officer for approximately

five years for a large regional brokerage firm. He and the two other founding members began the brokerage firm with limited staff and in the ensuing years grew the firm to have a back office’ administrative staff of approximately 20 and more than 450 registered representatives and a presence in almost all 50 states. Mr. Savage also worked as a regulator with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Manhattan. During Mr. Savage’s time working as a regulator at the NASD he investigated numerous customer complaints against registered representatives and brokerage firms.

H.T. SMITH, Director, Trial Advocacy Program

* B.A., Florida A&M University * J.D., University of Miami School of Law Professor H.T. Smith is the founding director of FIU’s Trial Advocacy Program and his leadership has gained the program a reputation as one of the best trial advocacy programs, in-state and beyond. For over 37 years, Professor Smith has been a Miami trial lawyer, specializing in personal injury, criminal defense, and civil rights. He began his legal career blazing new trails as Miami-Dade’s first African-American Assistant Public Defender, and then as the county’s first African-American Assistant County Attorney. Along the way, Professor Smith was the Founding President of the

Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., Bar Association; Past President of the National Bar Association; and a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and America’s Top Litigators by the National Law Journal. Professor Smith has received numerous awards, including the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award, from The Florida Bar; the David W. Dyer Professionalism Award, from the Dade County Bar Association; and the Legal Legends Award, from the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society. In 2006, the student body honored him with the Pioneer Award for his consistent commitment to excellence as a legal educator. In 2010, the University selected Professor Smith as one of its “Top Scholars”.

KERRI L. STONE, Associate Professor of Law

* B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University * J.D., New York University School of Law JOHN F. STACK, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Law

* A.B., Stonehill College * M.A., University of Denver * Ph.D., University of Denver * J.D., University of Miami School of Law Professor Stack holds a joint appointment as Professor of Political Science and Law. He is Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies at Florida International University, and Director of the Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in National Security. He twice served as Chair of the Department of Political Science. He was instrumental in the founding of the College of Law, and chaired the search and screen committees for many of the top 26

administrative positions in the law school. A highly respected teacher, Professor Stack is the recipient of several university teaching awards. His scholarly accomplishments were also recognized when he received the coveted Professorial Excellence Program Award conferred by the former State University System of Florida. Professor Stack’s teaching and research interests include American Constitutional Law, Comparative and International Law, World Politics, and Ethnicity. He is the author and/or editor of eleven books and nearly forty articles and chapters.

Professor Stone teaches Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Law, Contracts, and a seminar at the FIU College of Law. After receiving a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, magna cum laude, Professor Stone received her Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law, where she was named a Robert McKay Scholar and served as the Developments Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. She has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Dolinger in the Southern District of New York, the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes and the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, both of whom sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit of Newark, New Jersey. Professor Stone was then associated with the law firm of Proskauer Rose in New York, New York, at which time she was also appointed to the Federal Legislation Committee of the Association of

the Bar of the City of New York. She was also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University’s School of Business in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Professor Stone then became an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Her research focuses primarily on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence, and she has had or will have articles published in the Hastings Law Journal, the Kansas Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Missouri Law Review, the Saint Louis Law Journal, the Loyola Law Review, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Akron Law Review, and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, among others. Professor Stone is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination. She is an officer of and a faculty advisor to the Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inn of Court, and she was recently appointed as a Research Fellow of NYU’s Center for Labor and Employment Law Section and as a Contributing Editor for Jotwell’s Labor & Employment Law Section. 27

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