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NSU Law Honors Program

ABOUT THE NSU LAW HONORS PROGRAM

The NSU Law Honors Program provides recognition to admitted and continuing law students who exemplify the best of academic achievement and leadership, legal community engagement, and professional development. The Honors Program is designed to provide motivated and high achieving students with educational programs, special events, and opportunities to help prepare them for the practice of law.  

Honors Program students participate in exclusive honors events, invited to participate in the NSU Law Leadership Academy for specialized courses, and receive financial support to work closely with members of the College of Law faculty. In their second year of law school (or third year of law school for part-time students), each Honors Program participant receives a research stipend, providing the student with funding to participate in research directly collaborating with a full-time faculty member. In their third year of law school (or fourth year of law for part-time students), each Honors Program participant may receive funding for an Honors Fellowship comprised of either an independent research project, in-house clinical program, or selected Judicial Internship opportunity. Honors Program students are encouraged to participate in one of NSU Law’s live-client clinical programs and to apply for a state or federal judicial internship.

Program benefits may include:

  • Exclusive Honors Program networking events with prominent members of the legal community;
  • Lectures, presentations and workshops;
  • Paid 2L funded research in colloboration with a full time-faculty member;
  • 3L Honors Fellowship comprised of an indepedent research project, in-house clinical program or selected Judicial Internship;
  • Recognition at graduation

APPLYING TO THE NSU LAW HONORS PROGRAM

Newly admitted students can apply to the Honors Program by filling out the Honors Program Application Form which will become available Spring 2020.  Students completing their first year with a 3.0 NSU Law grade point average are eligible to be selected.  

Final selection for the Honors Program is made through the Office of the Dean. Newly admitted students are selected for the Honors Program each year.

2020-21 Application Process

• Complete the NSU Law Honors Program Application (will become available Spring 2020)

RETENTION OF HONORS PROGRAM STATUS

All students receiving the recognition of Honors Program students are expected to continue with that designation through graduation:

  • Maintain an NSU Law grade point average of 3.0 at the end of each academic year
  • Complete the required minimum pro bono hours of at least 30 hours by the end of the second year of law school
  • Complete the application to The Florida Bar or to another U.S. jurisdiction by the end of the second year of law school
  • Complete the paid 2L funded research in colloboration with a full-time faculty member (third year for part-time students) 
  • Complete the 3L Honors Fellowship comprised of an independent research project, in-house clinical program, or selected Judicial Internship opportunity (fourth year for part-time students)
  • Adhere to the professional standards as defined by the Florida Bar Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and NSU Law Code of Academic Regulations (See 10.10.1)

CONTACT 

 If there are any questions regarding the NSU Law Honors Program, kindly contact Michelle Denis at mr1895@nova.edu

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