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Heather Baxter

Heather Baxter
Director of Legal Research and Writing
(954) 262-6168 hbaxter@nova.edu

Education:

  • J.D., magna cum laude Nova Southeastern University, 2000

Heather Baxter is a Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, where she teaches Legal Research and Writing I and II, Criminal Procedure, and Appellate Advocacy for Moot Court. She is also the Moot Court Faculty Advisor and coaches several Moot Court teams. Professor Baxter was the recipient of the Stephanie Aleong Impact Award in 2011 and 2018. She was also a Student Life Achievement Award (STUEY) finalist for Advisor of the Year in 2018 and 2021.

Professor Baxter’s scholarly interests include the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, The Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and legal education. Her article Right Result, Wrong Reason: Why the Intent Requirement in Florida v. Jardines Trespasses on the Clarity of the Fourth Amendment, originally published by the Texas Tech Law Review, was recently selected to appear in the Search and Seizure Law Report, published by Thomson Reuters.

Before joining the faculty at Nova, Professor Baxter was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Janet Stumbo, Supreme Court of Kentucky, and a trial court staff attorney in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida. Professor Baxter graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in English and obtained her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where she served as Executive Editor of the Nova Law Review. Professor Baxter is a member of both the Kentucky and Florida Bars.

Areas of Interest

  • Legal Writing
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Judicial Externships
  • Appellate Advocacy

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