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Welcome from Dean Garon

Dean Jon Garon

Welcome to Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. We are here for you.

Amazing students are drawn to NSU Law because of our deep commitment to your student success, tradition of innovation, and the focus on real-world skills needed to be ready for practice immediately upon graduation. The idyllic South Florida location helps too.

Our unique combination of specialty programs, clinical education, international opportunities, and dual-degree offerings make NSU Law a best value and best fit for our students. Our students come from across the state, the nation, and the globe. Many are from Florida, but others come from states throughout the U.S. and countries in Latin America and Europe. In 2017, 59% of the entering class identifies as a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group. With an additional 10% of students from countries outside the U.S., NSU Law stands rightfully proud of our welcoming, inclusive global community.

Hands-on, Self-Directed Learning

Our wide-ranging curriculum enables you to select your primary interest, including health law, international law, intellectual property law, civil litigation, criminal law, family law, business law, and virtually every other practice area. A broad dual-degree program enables you to choose to earn additional degrees in business, computer science, medicine, or one of NSU’s many other fields. The NSU Law Leadership Academy emphasizes the “business of lawyering,” providing you an important immersion into the economics, technology, leadership, and management of legal services and training for the entrepreneurial lawyer.

Our experienced faculty founded NSU Law as a place where great ideas are proven in practice. Students learn through doing. This hands-on experience is built upon a foundation of rigorous, in-depth study. You are guaranteed a live client clinic or field placement clinic as well as pro bono engagement, assuring you an opportunity to work directly with clients, wherever that interest might take you.

Supplementing our clinical programs are our workshop courses. Workshops provide hands-on experience in the classroom. Dozens of workshop courses help you develop the real-world skills needed to bridge the theory of law into the practice areas of your choice.

NSU Law's International Impact

With law school partnerships in Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Israel, and England, the NSU Law experience remains a truly global undertaking. Visiting scholars, lawyers, and students from around the globe add to our understanding of the world around us and build on our highly recognized international efforts. Through student organizations, community partnerships, and coursework, students become part of an open, pluralistic community dedicated to expanding opportunity and justice for all the communities we reach.

More than Just a Law School

NSU Law is an international community of leaders, lawyers, and learners. Located between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean, the College of Law sits among 314-acres of greenbelt, creating a beautiful, tropical environment for mixing culture, ideas, perspectives, and people. The result is a passionate, highly engaged community, which works collaboratively on education, scholarship, public policy, and justice. But more than the idyllic location is the people. Our students, faculty, and staff all work to assure a warm, open environment. As soon as you come to visit, you will see why.

Just the Beginning

I urge you to learn about the unique opportunities at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. Tour the campus, sit in on a class, and meet the people that will help you make your own law school goals become a reality. Please call us, e-mail, or stop in to learn more.

I hope to see you here.

Jon Garon

Jon M. Garon
Dean and Professor of Law

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