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Earn official recognition for completing a concentration from the Shepard Broad College of Law. Your concentration identifies you as an emerging expert in a specific field, and it includes invaluable real-world experience.

Your transcript will carry this designation for life, and your work will be recognized at graduation. Read about the requirements and program of study under each concentration.

  • The Health Law Concentration draws upon the comprehensive health care expertise embedded within Nova Southeastern University.
  • The International Legal Practice Concentration (International Law) covers many areas of business and may include study abroad.
  • The Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law concentration focuses training on topics such as privacy, data security, and patent law.

 Portrait of 2019 NSU Health Law Concentration Graduates in graduation gowns

US News and World Report Health Law BadgeThe U.S. News and World Report have ranked the NSU Law Health Law program in 2020 and 2021. NSU Law continues to emphasize the main areas of the health law practice and offers a diverse and varied curriculum for students to become health law practitioners and policy makers.

The NSU Shepard Broad College of Law offers a concentration in Health Law, permitting students to obtain recognition for their concentration in health-law-related studies. Completion of the requirements for this concentration will lead to a notation on the qualified student's transcript and a certificate suitable for framing indicating the student's focus, interest and specialized training in this area.

To earn a concentration in Health Law, each student must complete the course, credit, writing, and service requirements described below. These requirements may not be waived.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Required Core Curriculum
  2. Secondary Curriculum
  3. Writing Component
  4. Service Requirement
  5. Deadlines

All students must: (1) complete at least 16 credit hours in approved courses, as listed below, and (2) receive at least a grade of "C" or a "pass" (for courses graded P/F or P/D/F) for each credit that counts toward the concentration.

I. REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM - All students must successfully complete each of the following courses:

  • Administrative Law (3 Credits) LAW 0695 or LAW 0690
  • One of two "core" Health Law courses: 
    • Health Care Organizations, Regulations and Access (3 Credits) LAW 0997 OR
    • Health Policy and Bioethics (3 Credits) LAW 4677

II. SECONDARY CURRICULUM - Credit hours must total at least 16, counting the two required courses and whatever other courses the student chooses to take from this list.*

* Completion of one of the clinics listed below can count for up to three classroom credit hours. Students successfully completing one of those clinics, however, also must successfully complete at least three additional courses from this list to satisfy the concentration requirements. Only one clinic experience may count toward concentration requirements.

  • Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Clinic (5-12 Credits, 3 of which can count toward the concentration) LAW 0021
  • Bioethics Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0897
  • Charitable Organizations Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1051
  • Civil Field Placement Clinic with a health law placement, as approved by a NSU health law faculty member (6-12 Credits, 3 of which can count toward the concentration) LAW 0826
  • Current Constitutional Issues Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0796, only if the paper addresses health law to a significant extent, as approved by a NSU health law faculty member
  • Disability Law (3 Credits) LAW 0095 or 0096
  • Dispute Resolution Clinic (8 Credits, 3 of which can count toward the concentration) LAW 0844, if experience in the course involves significant health law issues, as approved by a NSU health law faculty member
  • Elder Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0737, if the paper addresses health law to a significant extent, as approved by a NSU health law faculty member
  • Estate Planning Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0725, if student coordinates with the course professor and a health law faculty member to ensure significant coverage of health law issues
  • Health Care Compliance (3 Credits) LAW 4682
  • Health Care Organizations, Regulations & Access (3 Credits) LAW 0997 (ONLY if not used to satisfy the requirement above)
  • Health Law Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 1044
  • Health Policy and Bioethics (3 Credits) LAW 4677 (ONLY if not used to satisfy the requirement above)
  • Insurance (3 Credits) LAW 0830
  • Law and Medicine Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0895
  • Law of E-Health Care (3 Credits) LAW XXXX
  • Medical Malpractice (2 Credits) LAW 0873
  • Mental Health Law (3 Credits) LAW 0896
  • Moot Court Travel Team and Brief (only if the problem addresses health law issues) (Variable Credits) LAW 1812/1814
  • Nonprofit Organizations (3 Credits) LAW 0679
  • Products Liability (3 Credits) LAW 0820
  • Supervised Research and Writing (1 or 2 Credits) LAW 0809 or 0814, on a health law topic approved by a NSU health law faculty member
  • Workers Compensation (3 Credits) LAW 0520
  • A health law course offered in a Summer Abroad Program sponsored by NSU Law (only if prior approval is received by a NSU health law faculty member)
  • Other health law courses added to the NSU Law curriculum and approved by the health law faculty
  • A course covering health law offered at a graduate level at another school within NSU, as approved by both a health law faculty member and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (the former for health law substance and the latter for receipt of law school credit)

III. WRITING COMPONENT

All students must complete at least two of their concentration credits in a writing-based course or activity focused on a Health Law topic. Credits earned for this writing component will be counted toward the requirements for earning the concentration. Each of the writing-based courses counting toward the concentration must be completed under the direction of a health law faculty member but need not be graded by a health law faculty member. Such direction shall include, at a minimum, prior and final approval of the subject matter. Writing-based courses or activities include:

  • Papers satisfying the College of Law upper class writing requirement involving a Health Law topic
  • Independent supervised research projects involving a Health Law topic
  • Moot court briefs or transactional competition memoranda involving a Health Law topic
  • Other special writing projects involving a Health Law topic

IV. SERVICE COMPONENT

In addition to the requirements described above, all students seeking a concentration in Health Law must complete a 20-hour service requirement. This service requirement may be fulfilled in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, active participation in the activities of PULSE! -- the Health Law Students Society, pro bono legal work, or volunteer work for the health law or elder law sections of the Florida Bar. Please consult with a health law faculty member or Jennifer Gordon: jgordon@nova.edu for pro bono and service opportunities.

V. DEADLINES

A completed Health Law Completion Form must be submitted to the Faculty Coordinator(s) of the concentration for signature during a student’s final semester. A signed and completed Completion Form must be turned in by the last day of finals in the student's last semester in order for a notation to be noted on the student's transcript. The Faculty Coordinator(s) of the Concentration may change from year to year, so check with Student Services to determine the Faculty Coordinator(s) for a given year.

The NSU Shepard Broad College of Law offers a concentration in International Legal Practice, permitting students to obtain recognition for their course work in our vast selection of classes offered in international and/or comparative legal studies. Completion of the requirements for this course of study will lead to a notation on the qualified student's transcript and a certificate suitable for framing indicating the student's focus, interest and specialized training in this area.

To earn an International Legal Practice Concentration each student must complete the course, credit, writing and service requirements listed below. These requirements may not be waived.

Students earning 12 credits in a full time International Law Field Placement and clinic class must successfully earn at least 6 qualifying credits outside of the clinic (for a total of 18 qualifying credits).

International dual degree students may earn up to 10 credit hours towards the concentration for international courses taken at a partner foreign institution, subject to the approval of a NSU College of Law faculty member.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Required Core Curriculum 
  2. Secondary Curriculum
  3. Writing Requirements
  4. Service Requirements

Successful completion for the concentration means a student must receive at least a grade of "C" or a "pass" (only for courses graded P/F or P/D/F)

Students must complete at least 16 credit hours in approved international practice courses and activities

I. Required Core Curriculum - Students must complete at least one of the following courses:
  • International Law (3 Credits) LAW 0840
  • International Business Transactions (3 Credits) LAW 0837 or LAW 0838 (on-line)
  • International Protection of Human Rights (3 Credits) LAW 0722
  • International Sales & Arbitration (3 Credits) LAW 0833
  • Introduction to EU Law (2 Credits) LAW 1071
  • International Regulation of Trade (2 Credits) LAW 0514
II. Secondary Curriculum - Students must complete remaining required 13-14 credit hours from a combination of the courses in Section I and II:
  • Admiralty (3 Credits) LAW 0800
  • Caribbean Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 4674
  • Civil Field Placement Clinic Class Full Time (12 credits) LAW 0826 (In field placement involving international practice)
  • Civil Field Placement Clinic Class Part Time (6 credits) LAW 0826 (In field placement involving international practice)
  • Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1060
  • Comparative Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0668
  • Immigration, Nationality, and Refugee Law (2 Credits) LAW 0723
  • International Intellectual Property (3 Credits) LAW 0705
  • International Litigation (3 Credits) LAW 0842
  • EU Law (2 Credits) LAW 1071
  • Selected Topics in Italian Law (1 Credit) LAW 7000
  • Selected Topics in Spanish Law (1 Credit) LAW 0508
  • An international/comparative law course offered in a summer abroad program offered through the College of Law and approved by a NSU international law faculty member.
  • An international/comparative law course taught at another law school and approved by a NSU international law faculty member.
  • Supervised Research on an international/comparative law topic if approved by a NSU international law faculty member
  • ILSA Journal (staff and editorial board positions)
  • An international law moot court competition if approved by a NSU international law faculty member
  • International law and comparative law courses taken at International Dual Degree Partner School, if approved by a NSU international law faculty member.
III. Writing Requirement
All students must complete a writing based course or activity focused on an international or comparative law topic. Whether a writing based course or activity is sufficiently focused upon an international or comparative law topic for purposes of the concentration is subject to the approval of a NSU international law faculty member. Credits earned for this writing activity will
be counted toward the requirements for earning the concentration designation.

Writing based courses or activities include:

  • Course work that satisfies the College of Law upper level writing requirement
  • Law Journal or Law Review papers (when used to satisfy the College of Law upper level writing requirement)
  • Independent supervised research projects involving an international or comparative law topic
  • Moot court brief writing involving an international or comparative law topic 

IV. Service Requirement
In addition to the requirements described above, all students seeking a concentration in international practice must complete a 20-hour service requirement. This service requirement may be fulfilled in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, active participation in pro bono legal work, volunteer work for the international section of the Florida bar or participation in the activities of an association or organization involving transnational, international or immigration/asylum law.

V. Deadlines
The International Concentration Form must be turned into a NSU international law faculty member by October 30th for December graduates and by March 30th for May graduates. Members of the international law faculty include Professor Donoho and Professor Wilets.

The NSU Shepard Broad College of Law offers a concentration in Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law, permitting students to obtain recognition for their concentration in intellectual-property-law-related studies. Completion of the requirements for this concentration will lead to a notation on the qualified student's transcript and a certificate suitable for framing indicating the student's focus, interest, and specialized training in this area.

To earn a concentration in Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law, each student must complete the course, credit, writing and experiential requirements described below. These requirements may not be waived.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Required Core Curriculum
  2. Secondary Curriculum
  3. Required Experiential Opportunities
  4. Writing Requirement
  5. Service Component

Successful completion for the concentration means a student must receive at least a grade of "C" or a "pass" (only for courses graded P/F or P/D/F)

I. Group 1 - Required Core Curriculum - All students must successfully complete any two of the following courses:
  • Copyright Law (LAW 0817) (3 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (LAW 0510) (3 credits)
  • Patent Law (LAW 0815) (2 credits)
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition (LAW 0696) (3 credits)

II. Group 2 - Secondary Curriculum - All students must successfully complete at least two (2) instructional offerings from the following list. Any courses from the required core curriculum (section 1.) that have not been taken by the student to satisfy that requirement may also count towards this requirement.
  • Entertainment Law (LAW 1048) (2 credits)
  • Information Privacy Law (LAW 0091) (3 credits)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (LAW 0705) (3 credits)
  • Participation in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition (2 credits)

III. Group 3 - Required Experiential Opportunities - All students must successfully complete at least one (1) opportunity from the following list.
IV. Group 4 - Writing Requirement - All students must successfully complete at least one (1) opportunity meeting the upper level writing requirement. This requirement can be satisfied through any approved writing requirement seminar or a two (2) credit supervised independent research project. Either opportunity must be focused on a topic within the area of concentration as in the judgment of the advisor to the concentration to satisfy the concentration requirement. Any full-time faculty member teaching opportunities in the Group 1, Required Course Curriculum, or Group 2, Secondary Curriculum categories, may serve as the supervising professor for supervised independent research papers, upon their agreement.
  • Any College of Law seminar approved to satisfy the upper level writing requirement for graduation (with writing focus as described above)
  • Any two (2) credit supervised independent research project with a full-time faculty member teaching in Group 1 or 2. With the writing focus as described above.


V. Group 5 - Service Component - In addition to the coursework requirements specified above, students wishing to complete the IP concentration shall incorporate a 20-hour service component. The service requirement may be fulfilled by, for example, providing pro bono legal work in the area of concentration, participating in an ABA Law Student Action Group (LSAG) section approved by the concentration advisor, participating as an affiliate student member of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Computer Law Committee or Intellectual Property Committee, organizing or assisting with speakers' panels offered in IP seminars or workshops, or actively participating in the Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Society. Service Component work in the IP concentration may satisfy some, if not all, of the Law School’s Qualifying Service Requirement. As such, students should clear Service Component activities with the concentration faculty advisor to ensure coordination between the Law School’s and the concentration’s service requirements.

VII. Deadline - The Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law Completion Form must be turned into the Faculty Coordinator, by October 30th to be noted in any program for December graduation and by March 15th for May graduation. A completed Completion Form must be turned in by the last day of finals in the student's last semester in order for a notation to be noted on the student's transcript. The Faculty Coordinator of the Concentration is Associate Dean for Library Services & Professor of Law Vicenç Feliú (954) 262-6211

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