NSU Law offers a rigorous academic program. We pride ourselves on preparing graduates to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the courtroom or boardroom. The curriculum combines traditional doctrinal courses with courses that focus on specialized areas within
Our faculty has a long tradition of teaching excellence and a high-level of involvement in the life and activities of the NSU Law community. An open-door policy and wireless communication make teachers very accessible to students and limits on the size of first-year sections increase individualized feedback for our students. The faculty's expertise is reflected in rich classroom discussions and a wide range of scholarly publications and professional service. They are true mentors and role models that challenge and inspire our students.
Students in both the three-year full-time J.D. program and the four-year part-time J.D. program follow a combination of required and elective courses to craft an individual course of study, often concentrating a portion of electives in an area of study that aligns with their interests and career goals. Appreciating the diverse range of courses offered at NSU Law is easier when grouped by broad subject area. Course descriptions are found at this LINK.
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law’s mission is to ensure that you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that are at the heart of becoming trusted, highly adept, professional lawyers who are respected for serving clients, their communities, and justice. NSU Law is committed to instilling the ethics of pro bono service, community engagement, and public service in its graduates, and as such has instituted a mandatory service requirement for graduation
Each J.D. candidate entering NSU Law in fall 2018 and thereafter is required to perform a minimum of thirty (30) hours of qualifying service as a requirement for graduation. Eligible service options include both legal (pro bono) and non-legal (community) related placements. You may not receive pay nor academic credit for their service. You are required to complete the minimum thirty (30) hours of qualifying service prior to the start of their final semester before being scheduled to graduate.