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 - 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
All submissions should be emailed to Lynnette Sanchez Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be accepted through July 1, 2020.
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 All content must be original and previously unpublished.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.
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.
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
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
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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.
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Virtual Town Hall Meeting
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."
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.