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Professor Heather Baxter and Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development & Professor Olympia Duhart presented “Grit in the LRW Classroom: Practices that Promote Passion and Perseverance” at the 2017 Biennial Conference of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, held at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 19, 2017.

Veterans Law Clinic Director Jayme Cassidy joined the Board of Florida Justice Technology Center, a nonprofit organization that increases access to civil justice in Florida.

Professor Michael Dale presented “Developing deposition skills in one hour—using the National Institute for Trial Advocacy method” to the Broward Public Defender’s Office on July 26, 2017. Professor Dale served as an instructor with Professor Kathleen Webber Nuñez, Clinic

Director Jayme Cassidy, and NITA Instructor and attorney Jim Zloch on using the NITA Model to teach millennials at the NSU Law International Consortium for Global Legal Education’s 2017 Faculty Training Workshop on July 27, 2017. Professor Dale also served as an instructor on “Advocacy In Immigration Asylum Matters for Children” at a NITA/ABA co-sponsored trial skills training program, held in Houston, Texas, August 1-5, 2017.

Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development & Professor Olympia Duhart and Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs and Adjunct Professor Susan Stephan presented on “Best Practices for Active Teaching and Effective Feedback” at NSU Law’s Adjunct Faculty Training, held August 17, 2017.

Dean Jon Garon will be a panelist on “Identity Theft, Economic Crimes and Electronic Fraud” at the Broward County Crime Commission’s Psychology of Cybercrime Conference, to be held in Deerfield Beach, Florida on September 14, 2017. The panel will be moderated by NSU Law alumnus Senior Judge Joel Lazarus (J.D. 1977).

Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus Joseph D. Harbaugh, with the Practising Law Institute, received the “Best Award” from the Association for Continuing Legal Education for the Interactive Learning Center’s “Mastering Negotiations: The Significance of Planning and Preparation.” The award was presented at the Association’s Annual Meeting, held in Montreal, Canada on August 1, 2017. | Read Full Article Here

Professor Areto Imoukhuede, with former NSU Law visiting professor Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, presented and was a panelist at the Roma Tre University Law Department research discussion on “Gun Control and Gun Rights: Trans-Atlantic Views,” held in Rome, Italy on May 24, 2017. While on sabbatical this year, Professor Imoukhuede presented at the University of Miami, The John Marshal Law School, Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and many others.

Professor Robert Jarvis was quoted in the Miami Herald article Legal ruling in: Facebook ‘friends’ aren’t necessarily real friends, on August 23, 2017.

Professor Shahabudeen Khan published the featured article One Decade Later: Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Alive and Well in the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review of St. Thomas University Law School, found at 12 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 115 (2017).

Professor James Levy was appointed Co-Editor in Chief for the Thomson Reuters publication Perspective: Teaching Legal Research and Writing.

Dean of Student Services and Professor of Law Michele Struffolino is serving on the planning committee for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida Committee on Professionalism Summit, to be held on September 15, 2017.

Professor Fran Tetunic accepted an offer of publication for her article The Irony of Mediator as Problem Maker: Mediator Misconduct Setting Aside Mediated Agreements in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, to appear in print in the Fall 2017 issue.

Assistant Professor Marilyn Uzdavines accepted an offer to publish her article Dying for a Solution: The Regulation of Medical Devices Falls Short in the 21st Century Cures Act in the Nevada Law Journal. Professor Uzdavines also presented to faculty at the University of Barcelona on the future of mental health care coverage under the Trump Administration, in May 2017.

Professor Kathy Cerminara
Was honored with the Wexler/Winick Distinguished Service Award by the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence at the International Congress on Law and Mental Health (ICLMH) in Prague, Czech Republic, on July 11, 2017.

Professor Cerminara presented on Advance Directive Statutes: A Therapeutic Approach for Patients With Disorders of Consciousness at the ICLMH on July 12, 2017.

Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Public Impact and Professor of Law Elena Maria Marty-Nelson,
Was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and began her term on June 3, 2017.

Veterans Law Clinic Director Jayme Cassidy,
Joined the Board of Florida Justice Technology Center, a nonprofit organization that increases access to civil justice in Florida.

Professors Shahabudeen Khan and James Wilets,
Discussed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law with WPBT2’s YOUR SOUTH FLORIDA host Pam Giganti on July 7, 2017.

Professor Joel Mintz
Was quoted by North Carolina’s StarNews in its article CFPUA asks NC to bar GenX discharge on July 10, 2017.

Professor Kathy Cerminara
Published an article Whose Freedom? Teaching The Contraceptive Coverage Cases as a Bridge from Policy to Bioethics, in the Teaching health Law issue of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, at 61 St. Louis U. L.J. 529 (2017).

Dean Jon M. Garon
Participated in an interview for Minnesota's WCOO Radio with Jordana Green, regarding Matal v Tam. (The Slants trademark decision) on June 19, 2017.

Gave a presentation, The Role of the Florida Law Schools for Enhancing Inclusion, at the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Third Diversity Summit: Are We as Diverse as We Think?, on May 31, 2017.

Published an article, The Once and Future Profession: Autonomy, Intellectualism, and Obligation, in Toledo’s 14th Deans’ Leadership in Legal Education Symposium, at 48 U. Tol. L. Rev. 253 (2017).

Professor Robert M. Jarvis
Published a book review of Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and Other Legal Events, in the Florida Bar Journal, at 91-JUN Fla. B.J. 51 (2017).

Professor Joel Mintz
Published an op-ed, How (if ever) can Democrats reoccupy the White House?, in the Sun Sentinel, on June 23, 2017.

Professor Marc Rohr
Wrote an article, First Amendment Fora Revisited: How Many Categories Are There?, featured in the Nova Law Review Symposium, at 41 Nova L. Rev. 221 (2017).

Susan Stephan
Formerly Director of Development and Adjunct Professor of Law, has been appointed to her new role as Associate Dean of M.S. Online Programs, commencing on July 1, 2017.

Assistant Professor Marilyn Uzdavines
Co-wrote an article with Professor Kathy Cerminara, Introduction to Regulating Innovation in Healthcare: Protecting The Public Or Stifling Progress, featured in the Nova Law Review Symposium, at 41 Nova L. Rev. 305 (2017).

Professor Timothy L. Arcaro
Presented on Evidence Pitfalls in family litigation, at the 2017 Raising the Bar Seminar, presented by the Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section, on April 28, 2017.

Updated chapters for Adoption, Paternity & Other Florida Family Law Practices (12th Edition), published by the CLE division of the Florida Bar.

Provided expert testimony in two cases of the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Contributed the article Should Family Pets Receive Special Consideration in Divorce, featured in The Florida Bar Journal, at 91-JUN Fla. B.J. 22 (2017).

Professor Kathy Cerminara 
Accepted an offer to publish her article Rip Currents: Rough Water for End of Life Decision Making in The Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, at Vol. 20, Issue 2.

Professor Joel Mintz
Published an op-ed article Time for a change of course by Trump on climate in The Orlando Sentinel, on May 8, 2017.

Professor Robert M. Jarvis
Reviewed the book Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and Other Legal Events in The Florida Bar Journal, at Vol. 91, Issue 6.

Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Cynthia H. Duval, J.D.,
Presented on How to Interview for Success and Business Ethics to the Faith Center Women’s Ministry in Sunrise, Florida, on May 8, 2017.

Professor Olympia Duhart
Published the online article Why more hospitals should prioritize Cultural Competency in the Harvard Business Review, on May 26, 2017. 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Debra Moss Curtis
Presented as part of a panel on Professional Identity Formation in Legal Education at the American Bar Association’s 43rd National Conference on Professional Responsibility, on June 1, 2017.

Professor Tim Canova
Published an op-ed, Help us stop the Sabal Trail Pipeline, in the Miami Herald.

Posted The New Global Dis/Order in Central Banking and Public Finance, originally published in the Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law, edited by Ugo Mattei and John D. Haskell (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2015).

Posted a book chapter titled The Bottom-Up Recovery: A New Deal in Banking and Public Finance, published in When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal (Oxford University Press, 2014).  

Professor Kathy Cerminara and Barbara Noah 
Accepted an offer of publication for their article, Removing Obstacles to a Peaceful Death, in The Elder Law Journal, to appear in print in early 2018.

Professor Michael Masinter
Was featured as part of the Faculty Development Speaker Series Master Class Reflections on 39 Years, where he shared his experiences and achievements in a Q & A, on April 6, 2017.

Professor Florence Shu-Acquaye
Published her article, The African Court and Human Rights: What Lies Ahead for the Merged Court?, in the Howard Human and Civil Rights Law Review Journal.

Professor Shu-Acquaye
Published her article, The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: The Evolution of Whistleblower Protections, Employment Contracts and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, in the DePaul University Business & Commercial Law Journal, at Vol. 15, Issue 2 (2017).

Published her article, The Ebola Virus Prevention and Human Rights Implications, as a lead article in the 12th Edition of the University of Massachusetts Law Review.

Professor Robert M. Jarvis 
Was quoted in the Palm Beach Post on March 12, 2017, in an article titled Why 30% of Florida's voting is ripe for fraud.

Professor Michael Dale and Research and Teaching Assistant Federica Turetta
Co-wrote a blog piece, Handing Narrative Evidence at Trial: Not an Easy Task which was published on the National Institute of Trial Advocacy website on April 19, 2017.
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