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Faculty and Staff Profiles

Susan Stephan

Susan Stephan

Director of Development & Adjunct Professor of Law


Susan H. Stephan serves as Director of Development and Adjunct Professor of Law at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

As the Director of Development, Susan coordinates all fundraising activities for the law school, including cultivation, solicitation, securing, and stewardship of major gifts. She also oversees the growth of the law school’s philanthropic programs, endowed scholarship funds, planned giving opportunities, and donor events. 

Prior to returning to law school full time, Susan practiced law for more than 20 years, with a focus on legal challenges involving intellectual property, e-commerce and the Internet, privacy and data security, and general corporate legal matters on behalf of individual and business clients. She has taught as adjunct faculty since 2001 in areas including antitrust, intellectual property, pretrial skills, client interviewing and counseling skills, Federal privacy, and law & economics.

Susan graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1992. She received her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University.