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Innovation at NSU Law

NSU Helps Reshape the Future of Legal Education Through 7 Transformative Initiatives

The NSU Shepard Broad College of Law is part of the largest private Hispanic-serving university in the United States, with one of the most diverse student bodies, and a dedicated full-time faculty which includes our legal writing and clinical faculty. The College of Law remains an active supporter of SALT, SEALS, AALS, ELFA and other national and international organizations. Since its inception, NSU Law has also been at the forefront of innovation in legal education and legal service.

At the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting, AALS President Daniel Rodriguez moderated a panel, “Implementing Innovation in Law Schools,” which highlighted the significant innovations currently underway across legal education. As can be seen from the detailed list below, NSU Law has implemented strategies in each of the key areas. The panelists identified the following topics as subjects of innovation at law school:

• Experiential Education
• International Education
• Dual (Joint) Degree Programs
• Business and Technology Education
• Non-J.D. Education
• Incubator Programs and Post-J.D. Education
• Technology and Start-up Laboratory Programs

Based on the list prepared by AALS President Rodriguez, the following provides a brief status update for that area of innovation at NSU Law:

Experiential Education

International Education

Dual (Joint) Degree Programs and Interdisciplinary Education

Business and Technology Education

Non-J.D. Education

Incubator Programs and Post-J.D. Education

Technology and Start-up Laboratory Programs

As you can see from this list, NSU Law is not standing still. We remain deeply committed to scholarship, service, and the success of our students in the classroom and throughout their careers. The innovations at NSU Law are designed to anticipate the shifts in the delivery of legal services by better preparing graduates to provide more efficient and cost effective delivery of legal services, thereby expanding access to these services in both the domestic and international market.


1Speakers: Daniel B. Rodriguez, AALS President and Northwestern University School of Law; Martin J. Katz, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Paul Lippe, Chief Executive Officer, OnRamp Systems, Moffett Field, CA; Michael J. Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and Kellye Y. Testy, University of Washington School of Law.
2This panel did not address pedagogical innovation and assessment, another key element of ongoing growth for NSU Law.

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