Forbes Magazine has highlighted NSU Shepard Broad College of Law for its innovation in providing online education across both the JD and MS Degrees. Online education provides mobility and flexibility, while "traditional students are able to take a subset of their courses online, which makes the student experience more convenient for them by cutting out commuting time and costs and also allows Nova to serve more part-time students," states Horn. An expert on disruptive innovation, NSU Law's, Dean Jon Garon, is featured in this article, noting "that a critical skill set students need, is the ability to run their own law practices". NSU Law provides a course on "strategic management for lawyers, as well as a course to help lawyers manage technology in the firm. The idea is to build options for students to learn how to control their own practice amidst disruption," writes Horn. | Read Full Article here
Congratulations Matthew Glass! MLK Day Letter Writing Competition Winner
April 1st, 2017
Matthew Glass is the winner of the 2017 MLK Day Letter Writing competition. Glass penned his letter with respect to the voting rights of all American citizens and progression of the United States across the years. The competition is inspired by the April 1963, ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year NSU Law students are invited to honor the legacy of Dr. King by penning an entry into NSU Shepard Broad College of Law’s Letter-Writing Competition by writing their own version of a letter on a social justice issue – including environmental responsibility, structural racism, human trafficking, LGBT advocacy, economic empowerment, educational reform, religious tolerance, prisoner rights or gender equality or other concerns of injustice and inequality . You can find Mr. Glass’ complete letter here.
Professor Debra Moss Curtis is the recipient of the 2017 Law Faculty Professionalism Award
April 4, 2017
Associate Dean Debra Moss Curtis was awarded the Florida Bar 2017 Law Faculty Professionalism Award. This award was created to recognize a faculty member from Florida law schools who, through teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession, best supports and exemplifies their mission to promote the fundamental ideals and values of professionalism within the legal system.
Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Roundtable & Conference
March 23, 2017
Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law held its first Shepard Broad College of Law AIDD Clinic roundtable annual community roundtable "Fitting the Pieces Together for our Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities”. | Read Full Press Release
Dean Garon published in LAW360 Protecting Freedom of Speech
February 23, 2017
Dean Jon Garon's article How To Fix The Internet, Address the Business Model, Not the 1st Amendment was published in LAW360. Recent calls to stop ISIS, internet trolls, and hate speech agree on the common theme that it is time to limit free speech on the internet. During the recent presidential campaign, both parties supported some action. | Read Full Article
Professor Duhart Produces Women in the Law Podcast Docu-Series
February 22, 2017
Professor Olympia Duhart served as a Producer for a recently released podcast docu-series that examines gender bias in the legal profession. Women in the Law -- available on iTunes and LST Radio-- features first-person narratives from working women in the legal profession who share their professional and personal struggles. The six-episode series features personal stories, synthesizes social science research, and explores solutions related to women and the practice of law. Professor Duhart produced three episodes: “In The Media,” which explores how women lawyers are portrayed in film and media; “Multiple Identities,” which examines intersectional challenges in the legal profession and “Solutions,” which highlights rules, sanctions and awareness. Other episodes were produced by producer Kimber Russell and executive producer Kyle McEntee. The podcast series is free, and available here: http://www.lstradio.com/women/#theshow. The show is produced by Law School Transparency, and supported by several sponsors from the academy and legal profession.
NSU To Hold Feb. 23 Workshop on Guardianship for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
February 17, 2017
Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law will offer a workshop open to the public on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. on the various legal options available to those considering a guardianship for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The workshop, “Guardianship: Is It The Right Fit?,” will be conducted by the AIDD Clinic Director and students from NSU’s College of Law Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law Clinic (AIDD)... | Read Full Article
NSU Establishes Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic
February 8, 2017
Nova Southeastern University is pleased to announce that the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic is being established at its Shepard Broad College of Law. The clinic is made possible thanks to funds donated by NSU Trustee Mitchell Berger and his wife Sharon. | Read Full Article
NSU Law Professor Wilets interview with WIOD and WPBT2 concerning Executive Actions
February 8, 2017
NSU Law Professor James D. Wilets interviewed on both on WIOD Radio on hearing by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and WPBT2 on President's executive actions regarding asylum seekers, green card holders and visitors.
Nova Southeastern University Law Professor comments on WIOD radio on pending Supreme Court nomination
February 1, 2017
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Professor Michael Masinter comments on WIOD NewsRadio 610 in Miami, FL about the pending Supreme Court nomination.
Nova Southeastern University Law Professor Jayme Cassidy meets with ABA President concerning Veterans
February 1, 2017
Staff Attorney Jayme Cassidy has been invited by the Miami VA to meet with ABA President Linda Klein, to discuss the NSU Veterans Law Clinic and Legal Incubator programs housed at the College of Law. The Miami VA selected only two legal services programs to have this opportunity. Ms. Cassidy will also be presenting to the ABA Access to Legal Services Committee Members about the NSU College of Law Legal Incubator program, the nation’s first Legal Incubator program targeting the Veterans community.
Nova Southeastern University Law Adjunct interview with WLRN
January 24, 2017
WLRN Topical Currents interviews Nova Southeastern University Social Media and the Law professor, Ethan Wall. The upsurge in social media use by professionals generates legal and ethical questions, which require care and consideration when promoting products and services. | Read Full Article
Nova Southeastern University Names Associate Dean for Library Services in the Shepard Broad College of Law
January 20, 2017
Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) is pleased to announce that Vicenç Feliú has been named Associate Dean and Professor of Law at its Shepard Broad College of Law. | Read Full Article
NSU Director of Legal Research and Writing Program & Professor of Law, Olympia Duhart, writes an article for the Miami Herald
January 17, 2017
As the days of President Obama’s tenure run down, civil-rights advocates hope that he will add one more accomplishment to his legacy: a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.
Garvey, one of the earliest leaders of the American civil-rights movement, was an early 20th century advocate for political and economic independence for people of African descent all over the world. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the African Communities League. [...] | Read Full Article
NSU Law Professor quoted in Vanity Fair's article, "Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Celebrity-Divorce Secret Weapon, Explained"
January 12, 2017
"As the days of President Obama’s tenure run down, civil-rights advocates hope that he will add one more accomplishment to his legacy: a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.
Garvey, one of the earliest leaders of the American civil-rights movement, was an early 20th century advocate for political and economic independence for people of African descent all over the world. [...] | Read Full Article
NSU Health Law Program joins International Academy of Medical Ethics & Public Health
December 5, 2016
“Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) Health Law Program has joined the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health,” according to Law Professor Kathy Cerminara, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Professor Cerminara noted, “Biomedical research inspires more and more ethical controversies while advancing our knowledge base. Those combine with the international reach of research protocols to increase the need for cultural competency in both research and treatment, and overlaid on it all are increasingly globalized disease patterns.” | Read Full Article
Shepard Broad College of Law Launches New Concentrations in Health Law and Education Law in Master's Programs
November 30, 2016
Healthcare and education are two of the most rapidly changing fields in the U.S. economy. Demographic shifts, fiscal turmoil, and constantly evolving federal regulations have required professionals in these fields to manage significant change and at the same time stay abreast of powerful social and economic forces. To help professionals address these changing needs, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has developed a series of new concentrations for its four online Master of Science degree programs for non-lawyers... | Read Full Article
Shepard Broad College of Law Launches Cybersecurity Law Concentration in Master's Program
October 25, 2016
In an era often defined by cybersecurity threats to internal communications, massive privacy invasions, and a greatly enhance obligation to protect customer information, working professional outside of IT need much greater education and training in cybersecurity regulations and defensive strategies.
To respond to this need, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has develop a new cybersecurity law concentration for its four online Master of Science degree programs for non-lawyers... | Read Full Article
Nova Southeastern University: NSU Law Grows Entering Class, Clinics, and International Opportunities
On August 19 and 20, 100 NSU Shepard Broad College of Law students, staff, and faculty members volunteered at regional public service organizations to mark the end of new law student orientation, celebrate the new academic year, and continue a long-standing commitment to the local community. The community public service event capped off a week of orientation for the 240 new law students. The entering class was five percent larger than the prior year. While most are from the South Florida region, students enrolled from across the U.S. and abroad. Ten percent of the new students are foreign lawyers or part of dual degree programs with foreign law schools... Read Full Article | View Digital PDF
Shepard Broad College of Law Partners with Hebrew University in New International Programs
September 13, 2016
In an expansion of the international reach of its already-recognized global consortium, the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has announced two new exciting educational initiatives with Israeli educators. The College of Law is partnering with the Hebrew University (HU) Faculty of Law to provide a student exchange program, conducted at HU Law’s Mount Scopus campus in Israel. Under a memorandum of Understanding, NSU will recognize the credits its students receive there and count them toward completion of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree... NSU also has appointed Rifat Azam, LL.D., as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Scholar in Residence... | Read Full Article
NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Appoints Inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Public Impact
September 7, 2016
In furtherance of its community sensitivity, outreach and awareness, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has appointed Professor Elena Maria Marty-Nelson to a newly created position as Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Public Impact. Under the direction of the Dean of the Law School, Jon M. Garon, the new Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Public Impact will provide expertise, coordination, and support for all aspects of the law school's efforts... | Read Full Article
College of Law Hosted Trial Advocacy Summer Institute
August 19, 2016
In Major League Baseball, it’s called Spring Training. For the National Football League, it’s called “preseason.” At Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law, students recently had the opportunity to be “primed” for their work as litigating attorneys at the second annual Trial Advocacy Summer Institute (TASI). The five-day seminar... | Read Full Article
NSU Leads College of Law Alumni to Supreme Court
May 16, 2016
Twelve alumni from NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Center recently went to the U.S. Supreme Court to be sworn in as lawyers who can practice before the highest court in the land. Leading the group were NSU President Dr. George L. Hanbury; Jon Garon, dean of the Shepard Broad College of Law; Martin Press, member, NSU Board of Trustees... | Read Full Article
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Second in Florida Bar Passage Rate
April 13, 2016
The Florida Bar passage rate for first time test takers was announced on Monday, April 11, 2016 and Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law (SBCL) graduates came in second in the state for the February 2016 test. NSU’s pass rate was 75 percent placing the college just behind Florida International University and far ahead of the 58.4 percent state average for the exam... | Read Full Article