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The Office of Recruitment Marketing, Communications, and Publications seeks to promote NSU College of Law through the use of internal and external communication. NSU Law’s programs, services, activities, and achievements are publicized through the website, monthly newsletters, external news sources, and special events.

For media inquiries, please contact Julie Spechler, Director of Public Affairs, at 954-262-5348 (office), 954-591-3361 (cell), or email The Office of Public Affairs connects journalists with NSU Law’s faculty and staff who can provide their legal knowledge on a wide range of inquiries. 

NSU Law Alumna confirmed as U.S. attorney of South Florida
Wednesday 08/29/18

NSU Law alumna Ariana Fajardo Orshan, JD 1996, was confirmed by a voice vote by the full Senate today, August 29, 2018 as the next U.S. attorney for South Florida.

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NSU Law Professor Robert M. Jarvis interviewed by SF Business Journal on sports betting.
Tuesday 07/10/18

Recently, the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering approved a permit for “summer jai alai” to West Flagler Associates Ltd. Robert Jarvis, a professor of gambling law at Nova Southeastern University, said that the summer provision indicates that the facility will be able to keep poker rooms open all year, but can only operate games between May and November.

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NSU Launches Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program
Thursday 06/07/18

NSU Law has launched a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program designed for attorneys to enhance the knowledge and skills needed in today’s climate of fast-paced technological and economic growth. This graduate level program is designed to be highly flexible, so lawyers can participate online or on campus at convenient times to build the scope of their legal practice areas and increase overall success without putting their careers on hold. The NSU Law LL.M. program is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time program of study offering online, on campus, or hybrid options.

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Five NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Professors Granted Tenure
Monday 06/04/18

Following the recommendation of the Shepard Broad College of Law, Nova Southeastern University has granted tenure to five members of the NSU Law faculty. The recipients of tenure are Professors Olympia Duhart, Kenneth Lewis, Jr., Michele Struffolino, Kate Webber Nuñez, and Marilyn Uzdavines. The grant of tenure is an institutional recommendation of each faculty member’s demonstration of exceptional scholarship, teaching and service.


Rising Sea Demands That South Florida do More to Address the Threat
Friday 06/01/18

Professor Richard Grosso's guest op/ed was published in the May 30, 2018 issues of the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel. Local governments don’t have the luxury of pretending sea-level rise and climate change aren’t real. Cities and counties must deal with the daily realities of the effects on homes, businesses, roads, water supplies, sewer lines, insurance costs, safety hazards, property-tax revenue, bond ratings and more that we are experiencing now — with even worse to come.

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NSU Law Rededication of the Leo Goodwin Sr. Building
Wednesday 05/23/18

This event recognizes the Leo Goodwin Foundation for its philanthropic gifts to NSU totaling over $16.5 million dollars. Continuing its legacy of charitable donations, scholarships and grants, the Leo Goodwin Foundation celebrates the Rededication of the Leo Goodwin Sr. Building which houses the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law as well as the commitment of Goodwin Foundation Trustees Alan Goldberg and Elliot Borkson to NSU.

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NSU Law Professor Grosso quoted in Sun Sentinel
Thursday 05/17/18

Professor Grosso is involved in the preservation of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, protecting the area from development.

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NSU Law Professor Robert M. Jarvis interviewed by Sun Sentinel and WIOD about future of sports betting.
Tuesday 05/15/18

The Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting on Monday, May 14, 2018. Both the Sun Sentinel and WIOD interviewed NSU Law Professor Robert M. Jarvis to discuss the issue including next steps and the future of sports betting in Florida.

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NSU Law featured in What Great Law Schools Do | Blog Network
Friday 05/04/18

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has established a curriculum it calls the NSU Law Leadership Academy that is designed to develop its students’ technological, financial, and global economic competencies. Students may elect to take a specialized list of courses that include, among others, Business Operations for Lawyers, Strategic Planning for Lawyers, and Law Practice Business and Technology Workshop.


John T. Berry to be Distinguished Commencement Speaker at NSU College of Law Commencement
Wednesday 05/02/18

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law will feature John T. Berry, J.D. of The Florida Bar as its Distinguished Honoree Commencement Speaker during spring ceremonies on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Berry, who serves as the Florida Bar’s Legal Division Director, supervises the lawyer regulation and professionalism efforts at the Florida Bar. In addition to being the commencement speaker. Mr. Berry will be receiving an honorary degree from Nova Southeastern University. According to law Dean Jon M. Garon. “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Berry coming to share his insight and wisdom with our new graduates,” Garon said. Mr. Berry will be congratulating 59 Master of Science in Law students and 191 juris doctor students from the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law that will be receiving their degrees.

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Florida Legal Aid Services Welcomed Trial Lawyers for Seminar at NSU Law
Monday 04/23/18

NSU Law hosted five Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), who conducted a day-long trial skills training program for Civil Legal Aid Lawyers. The ACTL is a Fellowship of the most preeminent trial lawyers in America and Canada. Gordon James III, an experienced Fort Lauderdale trial attorney, who also serves as a member of the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Board of Governors and as an ACTL Fellow, worked with Florida Legal Services attorney, Kathy Grunewald, to organize the training.

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NSU Law Professor Flynn on WPBT's YOUR SOUTH FLORIDA
Thursday 04/12/18

Guest host Sandra Esquivel NBC6 journalist interviewed NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Professor Michael Flynn on the Broward County and Palm Beach County opioids lawsuit and why Palm Beach County filed with the State vs. Federal courts. The program will air Friday, April 13, 2018 @7:30, Sunday April 15, 2018 @Noon on WPBT2 South Florida PBS - and Sunday April 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM on WXEL - South Florida PBS


NSU Law JD Concentration Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law
Thursday 03/29/18

NSU Law has developed a new concentration in “Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law” for students completing the juris doctor degree. The new concentration capitalizes on the College of Law’s significant teaching and curriculum strengths in the field of intellectual property, matching these strengths to the current substantial market need for intellectual property specialists. The College of Law offers a concentration in Cybersecurity Law for graduate students in its Master of Science of Laws program, designed specifically for non-lawyers.

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NSU Law Professor Areto Imoukhuede guest on WPBT's YOUR SOUTH FLORIDA
Friday 03/02/18

Areto Imoukhuede was a guest on PBS station WPBT YOUR SOUTH FLORIDA. The program will air on WPBT2 on Friday March 2 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, March 4 at 12 noon and on WXEL on Sunday March 4 at 6:30 PM. Topic - Pros and Cons of the state legislature response to the Stoneman Douglas shooting.


NSU Law Professor Shahabudeen Khan interviewed by 7 News Miami
Monday 02/05/18

Associate Dean of International Programs & Associate Professor of Law Shahabudeen Khan interviewed by 7 News Miami concerning the death of two dogs. Professor Khan provided a review of the case.

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Professor Jane Cross Top Black Educator of 2017
Saturday 01/27/18

It comes as no surprise to the NSU community when one of our faculty members is recognized for excellence in teaching. The university prides itself on giving students access to educators who are subject-matter experts, many of whom are still practicing in their chosen fields. As such, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida honored Shepard Broad College of Law associate professor, Jane E. Cross, as one of the Top Educators of 2017. Cross, who is also director of NSU’s Caribbean Law Program, was recognized at a reception on January 27, 2018. Broward County Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief served as keynote speaker. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Cross is the faculty advisor to NSU’s Black Law Students’ Association, the Caribbean Law Students’ Association and the NSU Human Rights Organization. She serves as president, executive committee member and Advisory Board member for the American and Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI), while also working as treasurer and board member of the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. Legacy Miami is distributed in the Miami Herald and Legacy South Florida is distributed in the Sun Sentinel.

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NSU Law alumnus John M. Stewart, president-elect designate of the Florida Bar
Wednesday 01/17/18

John M. Stewart (JD 1997) has become the president-elect designate of The Florida Bar and is the first NSU Law alumnus to hold this honor. Stewart will be sworn in as president-elect in June 2018 and take office for the 2019-2020 Bar year. Stewart practices with his father, and the team of William Stewart and Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L., in Vero Beach, Florida. In addition to other committees and organizations, Stewart led The Florida Bar Technology Subcommittee and the Board of Governors Technology committee that oversaw the recommendation to add a technology CLE requirement for bar members. Other friends of NSU Law that have held The Florida Bar president position include James Fox Miller, a member of the NSU Law Board of Governors 1990, and NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., who held the position in 1987.


SCOTUS May Allow Expansion of Sports Betting
Tuesday 12/12/17

New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports betting and gambling. The Supreme Court is taking up this case and if it strikes down the law, sports betting could become widely available. In a recent interview with First News with Jim Cefalo, Robert M. Jarvis, J.D., professor of law, NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, talked about the implications of this law and if allowing sports betting hurts the integrity of the games.

Passing of Professor Emeritus John B. Anderson
Wednesday 12/06/17

NSU Law emeritus faculty member John B. Anderson (on right with Dean Jon Garon) passed away on Sunday, December 3 in Washington D.C. John was a former U.S. Representative from Illinois and joined the faculty at NSU in 1987 as a Distinguished Visiting Law Professor teaching Constitutional Decision Making and the Law of the Electoral Process. John was a statesman and leader as well as an excellent educator and generous donor and active supporter of the law school.

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Steven Kass appointed new Director of the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic
Tuesday 10/31/17

Steven Kass will be joining Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, as the Berger Family Fellow and Director of the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic. Mr. Kass is currently a Shareholder of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. He received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. In addition to his client-facing responsibilities, Mr. Kass served in the roles of Administrative Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Jorden Burt LLP, a seventy-lawyer, multi-office law firm, from 2004 to 2013, before that firm’s merger with Carlton Fields.  Today, Steve provides pro bono services through Legal Aid Service of Broward County, and he has previously served as the President of his synagogue and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. Steve is the proud father of a 2014 NSU Law School graduate, Lisa S. Kass.

NSU Law Shepard Broad College of Law All Alumni Reunion
Friday 10/27/17

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law will welcome alumni and friends back to campus on Saturday, Nov. 4 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the charter graduating class of 1977 through 2017. The law school will take this opportunity to recognize the more than 100 of alumni who have served as members of the judiciary.


NSU Law Shepard Broad College of Law Leo Goodwin, Sr. Hall - Award-winning educational designed building.
Thursday 10/26/17

The NSU Law Leo Goodwin, Sr. Hall's renovation and modernization have been selected to appear as outstanding designs in the 2017 American School & University Architectural Portfolio. The portfolio is the premier showcase celebrating the best in education design. This architectural distinction ranks NSU Law as a top 100 educational facility. Gallo Herbert Architects—Deerfield Beach, Florida Associated Firms: Kamm Consulting, Bryntesen Structural Engineers, H3 Design

NSU College of Law Veterans Law Clinic Director Jayme Cassidy on Board of The Florida Justice Technology Center
Tuesday 10/10/17

NSU College of Law Veterans Law Clinic Director Jayme Cassidy on Board of The Florida Justice Technology Center. The Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) is a new statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology. FJTC works with legal aid and pro bono programs but also with the judiciary and the court system, clerks of court, lawyers, law schools, corporations, community partners, and others to develop technology products and services that will expand access to justice for those confronting civil legal issues such as divorce, child custody, foreclosure, landlord-tenant disputes, home ownership, veterans benefits and elder affairs.


NSU Law ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law recognized with ABA student division award.
Tuesday 08/29/17

NSU Law ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law has been awarded the 2017 Judy M. Weightman Memorial Public Interest Award at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Law Student Division. The award recognizes the efforts of the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law International Law Students Association (ILSA) Journal of International and Comparative Law, and its Bilingual component comprised of members who are fluent in two languages.


NSU Law Professor Harbaugh, with PLI, awarded ACLEA's Best Award
Wednesday 08/02/17

The Association for Continuing Legal Education presented Practising Law Institute with the ACLEA's "Best Award" for the Interactive Learning Center's "Mastering Negotiations: The Significance of Planning and Preparation" program in Montreal, Canada on August 1, 2017. Joseph D. Harbaugh, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, a long-time PLI faculty member created the program content - negotiation concepts and the realistic case study. Watch video at


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