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Janice Shaw

Janice Shaw
Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development & Adjunct Professor of Law
(954) 262-6227


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Janice Shaw joins Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law as the Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development after many years of legal practice and law school career services experience.

Janice began her legal career as a corporate litigation associate for the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Janice also worked as a litigator at the law firm of Loeb & Loeb LLP. As an attorney, Janice represented corporations in shareholder litigation that challenged mergers and acquisitions. Janice also worked on employment, securities, and complex commercial litigation. Janice engaged in the legal recruiting process and interviewed candidates, planned recruiting events and served as a mentor to junior attorneys.

After practicing law for a number of years, Janice transitioned to law school administration and worked in the career services offices of Fordham Law School and Columbia Law School. At Fordham, she served as the evening student and judicial clerkship advisor. Janice joined Columbia as an Assistant Director of Career Advising, and was ultimately promoted to Senior Director of J.D. Career Advising. During her eight years at Columbia, Janice worked closely with law students and acted as an advisor guiding students through the private sector recruiting process. Janice was instrumental in shaping policies and developing programs that educated students about recruiting and professional development principles. Janice served on a number of committees, oversaw a team of professionals that implemented programming, technology and recruiting, and led the Early Interview Recruiting Program. Janice also streamlined the transfer student recruiting process, oversaw the office website update, created and designed a number of networking events and substantive programs to assist students in their career development. During Janice’s tenure at Columbia, the school was repeatedly recognized as the leader in private sector placement of graduates entering large law firms.

Janice received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (GULC). While at GULC, she was a student attorney in the Family Advocacy Clinic, representing families pro bono in regulatory and administrative disputes involving special education issues. During law school, she also studied abroad in Florence, Italy and was a member of the Tax Journal. A native Floridian, Janice graduated from Florida State University with a degree in political science. Janice is licensed in Delaware.

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