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Mickey Smiley 1935 - 2016


"...If you want to be truly happy then devote yourself to the realization of someone else’s dreams."

Professor Smiley was associated with Stetson College of Law for over 40 years and retired in 2005 as the Senior Member of the Faculty of Law. His courses included the following subjects: Torts/ Consumer Protection/ Product Liability, Criminal Law, Evidence, Agency, Conflict of Laws, International Law, Medical Jurisprudence, Medical Malpractice and Advanced Civil Trial Skills.

He was the founder of the Stetson Society of Trial Advocacy in 1970, which was believed to be the oldest continuous Society, specifically devoted to the "Art of Trial Advocacy" among the members of the AALS. He has been recognized at ATLA's Award's ceremony as "Coach of the National Trial Advocacy's Trial Team Champions" (Stetson Trial Teams established an ATLA record by winning the National Trial Competition - 1993 (Smiley's Renegades) 1994, 1996 and 2nd place in 1997.

Smiley, Professor Mickey. 16" x 20". 2016. Collection of Estate of Mickey Smiley. Florida. Sponsored by Chris Searcy, West Palm Beach, FL.

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