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Susan Stephan

Susan Stephan
Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs & Adjunct Professor of Law


  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 1992
  • M.A., New York University
  • Online Distance Learning Postbaccalaureate Certificate, University of Minnesota
  • B.S., Northwestern University

Susan Hayes Stephan serves as Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs and Adjunct Professor at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

As Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs, Stephan is responsible for substantial aspects of the law school’s online and non-JD graduate educational programs, including accreditation and university compliance; program expansion; and supervision of marketing, admissions, student services, career development, and the teaching and learning process.

Prior to returning to legal education, Stephan practiced law with a focus on legal challenges involving intellectual property, e-commerce and the Internet, privacy and data security, workers' compensation, 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, federal privacy, legal foundations, and law and economics.

Stephan graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1992. She received her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University, and a Certificate in Online Distance Education from the University of Minnesota.

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