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Institutional Overview - Charles University
The oldest university in Central Europe, Universitas Carolina Pragensis was founded in 1348 by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV. Pursuant to the papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued in 1347, the law faculty was one of the original four granted the right to confer degrees. Charles University enjoys an international reputation for high quality teaching and research and is considered the premier university in Central Europe.
Dual-Degree LLM Program
NSU Law dual-degree students attend classes at Charles University during the Winter semester of their second year (Phase I) to study civil law courses that count toward the JD degree at NSU Law and an LLM degree from Charles University in International Human Rights Law and Protection of Environment or The Law and Business in the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Following graduation from NSU Law, students return to Charles University (Phase II) for one semester of classes followed by an extra semester to complete a thesis, which can be done at a distance, to obtain the LLM degree. Foreign language fluency is not required.
Semester Abroad Program
NSU Law students can attend classes in Charles University for one semester during their Winter semester of their second year or Fall semester of their third year to study civil law. Courses completed at Charles University count toward the NSU Law degree. Foreign language fluency is not required.
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Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Juris Doctor Degree. Charles University is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University does not extend to or include Charles University or its students. Further, although Nova Southeastern University agrees to accept certain course work from Charles University to be applied toward an award from Nova Southeastern University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Nova Southeastern University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.