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NSU Law stands in unity in denouncing racism, prejudice, and police brutality. NSU Law is here to support our entire community during these difficult times. More importantly, we are also committed to exploring solutions to these challenges. This site houses information about engagements -- additional resources, writing opportunities, townhalls, community panels, and more – to combat systemic injustice.

Policing The Black Man
Policing the Black Man - Virtual Event

Feb. 12 & 19, 2021 | On Zoom

The continuing plague of abuse by law enforcement of African Americans, and African American men in particular, led last year to widespread protests. As a new presidential administration takes office, there is an opportunity to advance changes that can help to address this fundamental challenge our nation faces. Please join us for an examination of the challenges and how to address them.

 

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We Wear the Mask | A Expressive Opportunity for Our Times
This invitation is open to all students at the NSU College of Law.

FULL DETAILS

All submissions should be emailed to Lynnette Sanchez Worthy at lworthy@nova.edu. Submissions will be accepted through July 1, 2020.

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The Fire This Time | A Writing Competition

This competition is open to all current full-time and part-time students enrolled at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. All content must be original and previously unpublished. NSU Law will present awards to both the first and second place winners. A distinguished panel of attorneys, academics and activists will select the winning entries. The winning entries will also be published on the law school website. The first prize winner will receive $250 and a plaque; the second prize winner will receive a $100 prize. Winners will also be honored by a donation made to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in their names.

All entries must be submitted via email to Lynnette Sanchez Worthy. Letters must be 750 words or less and submitted in Word or PDF files. They must include the name, year, and email address of the participant. 

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READ ALEXIS' ESSAY

Alexis Beckford is the winner of “The Fire This Time” Essay-Writing Competition. The writing competition invited entries to address the anti-racism movement sweeping America, and to share their own reflections on this struggle. The judges chose Alexis’ entry from several strong essays received from students on every level. Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, the renowned legal scholar and author of the essay, “The Fire This Time,” served as the final judge on the competition. Other esteemed judges included our very own Prof. Jani Maurer and the acclaimed author Tananarive Due, who wrote the Civil Rights memoir Freedom in the Family.

We also congratulate Scott Ogiemwanye as our 2nd place winner and Richard Sena, who placed 3rd. We recognize Michelle Adams for earning an Honorable Mention for her entry. Each of the winners will also receive a small cash prize and a book by James Baldwin, author of The Fire Next Time.

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Florida’s 12 law schools propose solidarity and unified approach with new Consortium for Racial Justice.  Press Release.

 

SBA PANEL EVENT

UPGRADED CHARGES FOR DEREK CHAUVIN

Friday, June 19, 2020

6:00 pm

Join the Student Bar Association held a discussion on the upgraded charges brought against Derek Chauvin. The Zoom event was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 and moderated by Professor Megan Chaney. FULL DETAILS

Feel free to contact Camelia Craciun, SBA President, with any questions or comments. 

PANELISTS:

Rick King
: Alumni (J.D. '10), retired Police Officer, current Defense Attorney.
Danielle Dudai
: Alumni (J.D. '10), former Prosecutor, Founder of the Human Trafficking Unit at the Broward County State Attorney's Office, current Defense Attorney.
Josh Danz
: Alumni (J.D. '12), former Prosecutor, current Criminal Defense Attorney.
Andrew B. Dunkiel
: Alumni (J.D. '12), Assistant City Attorney for the City of Coral Springs, legal advisor to the Coral Springs Police Department.
Marjorie Alexis
: Alumni (J.D. '88), Chief Assistant for the Miami Dade PD Juvenile Court.

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Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
Statement Release June 1, 2020

Books and Resources

BLSA Recommended Books and Resources

to Understand Systemic Racism

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Statement to NSU Family

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NSU Law Faculty Anti-Bias
and Social Justice Resolution June 8, 2020

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NSU BLSA will be holding a virtual justice walkathon (5k) on June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm via the NIKE RUN CLUB APP.

$10.00 to join, and all proceeds will go towards funding the BLSA competitions team. We are equipping young black men and women with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to enter the legal workforce to battle injustice.

For questions or comments contact novalaw.blsa@gmail.com.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Virtual Town Hall Meeting
The Role of the Lawyer in Eradicating Racism: Rights, Responsibilities
and Resilience

On June 10, 2020, Dean Duhart and Dean Marty-Nelson led a dynamic and engaging Virtual Town Hall for more than 70 members of the NSU Law community on "The Role of the Lawyer in Eradicating Racism: Rights, Responsibilities and Resilience."

Panelists included:

Professor Areto Imoukhuede,

Professor Jane Cross,

Jordana Rostant Nunes, President, NSU Law BLSA,

Anton Marino, Staff Attorney for ACLU of Florida,

Dr. Steven Gold, Director, Trauma Resolution & Integration Program and Professor, NSU College of Psychology and

Samantha Janvier, Psychology Trainee, College of Psychology

Further Community Engagement Activities to be posted ASAP.

 

 

 

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