Director of Public Interest Programs & Interim Director Career and Professional Development Office
- B.A., cum laude Florida State University
- J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law
Jennifer Gordon is the Director of Public Interest Programs at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. Jennifer administers public interest programs including the mandatory service requirement, the Pro Bono Honor Program, Public Interest Law Day, NSU Law Summer Fellowships, the Anti-Defamation League Summer Associate Research Program, and other pro bono clinics. Jennifer also provides counseling to students and alumni on document structure and content, interviewing techniques, mock and informational interviews, networking, and job search strategies particular to the public sector. She is also co-advisor to the Public Interest Law Society and assists students with the Public Interest Law Society’s Annual Auction to raise money for law student summer fellowships. Prior to joining Shepard Broad College of Law, Jennifer was the Director of Pro Bono & Public Interest Career Counselor at St. Thomas University School of Law for 4+ years.
In addition to her professional roles, Jennifer is an active member of the community serving on the Executive Counsel of The Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar, a member of the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, and a member of the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals. Jennifer is also a member of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale and served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Education Advisory Board.
Jennifer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Art degree in English from Florida State University and with her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. Prior to law school, Jennifer studied abroad in Valencia, Spain and volunteered in Tanzania. In law school, Jennifer served as the Managing Editor of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review and the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition Coordinator. Jennifer was a legal intern in various public interest organizations, received the 3rd Best Memorial for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and was the recipient of the Book Award in Advanced Legal Writing. Jennifer is licensed to practice in Florida.