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 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.
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:
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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for pro bono and service opportunities.
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
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.
Students must complete at least 16 credit hours in approved international practice courses and activitiesI. Required Core Curriculum - Students must complete at least one of the following courses:
Writing based courses or activities include:
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.
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,
To earn a concentration in Intellectual Property, Technology
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