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The Office of Recruitment Marketing, Communications, and Publications seek 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 Irvin Harrell, Assistant Director of Public Relations at 954-945-6471 (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. 

Law Deans Joint Statement

Dean Beto Juárez, Jr. joined 157 U.S. law school deans in support the rule of law and preserve the integrity of the legal profession. "We are deans of a diverse range of law schools across the country. We do not use our positions to advance our individual views. But we do have an obligation to support the rule of law and preserve the integrity of the legal profession. On rare occasions, despite our differing situations and views, that obligation requires us to speak as one to defend the fundamental commitments of our profession. This is such a moment."


NSU Stands In Unity

The NSU Law faculty joins with our students in leading initiatives that turn those beliefs into action, and we urge all members of our community to be part of the solution. In the coming days, our faculty, staff, and students will be circulating information about further engagement—additional resources, writing opportunities, townhalls, community panels and more. Now, more than ever, our community engagement and learning must be in the forefront to work together. NSU Law stands in unity in denouncing racism, prejudice, and police brutality. I hope you will stay safe and know that everyone at NSU Law is here to support our entire community during these difficult times.


NSU Law Ranked in Legal Research & Writing, Trial Advocacy and Health Law

Shepard Broad College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program has been ranked 18th nationally by U.S. News & World Report specialty rankings. Its Trial Advocacy Program moved up more than 50 spots and is now ranked 50th nationally, while the Health Law Program is ranked 54th nationally and is tied for the highest ranked program in Florida. In addition, the NSU Law Part-Time Law program is now ranked in the top 50 Law Schools.

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NSU Law 2019 Diversity Award for Innovation

NSU Law was awarded the Law School Admission Council 2019 Diversity Matters Award for Innovation. This award is presented to the law school that demonstrated the most creativity in their program agenda and in targeting its audience. An interdisciplinary program “Make an Impact with Law and Medicine Day” introduced more than 40 South Florida high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to a wide variety of medical and legal practices.

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Show Me Challenge Voir Dire Team Champions

Please join the NSU Trial Association in congratulating the “Show Me” Challenge Voir Dire Team on their victory in Kansas City, Missouri! The team consisted of Kelly Ann DesRosiers, Jeremiah Romano, and Stacey Marquez; along with their coach, Wes Byrum, and faculty advisor, Professor Chaney. In this unique, prestigious competition, focusing on jury selection and opening statements, NSU Law won First Place and became the 2019 National Champions after five rounds of competition. Team member, Jeremiah Romano, won Best Overall Advocate overall, scoring the highest in all three graded components of the competition: voir dire, motion practice, and opening statements.

NSU Law Commencement Speaker Paulette Brown

Shepard Broad College of Law will feature Paulette Brown, Past-President of the American Bar Association and National Bar Association as its Commencement Speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate during spring ceremonies on Thursday, May 9.

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ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law Symposium

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law hosted a half-day symposium on the global responses to gun violence and its regulatory effect on society on Friday, March 25, 2019. The five panelists presenting a variety of views were Noel Flasterstein, an attorney with the Law offices of Noel H. Flasterstein, P.A.; Lauren Hogg, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and youngest co-founder of March for Our Lives; Christine Hunschofsky, Mayor of Parkland; and Celia Randolph and Kathryn Reeve, representing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The panel was moderated by Shahabudeen Khan, Associate Dean of International Programs and Associate Professor of Law at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law.

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NSU Law Ranked #1 and #2 in FL for Health Law and Legal Research and Writing

The NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Health Law program has been ranked 1st in Florida, 56th nationally and the Legal Research and Writing program is ranked 2nd in Florida and 20th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Schools in the specialty rankings are ranked based solely on the number of nominations received from U.S. law school faculty who teach in that specialty.

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NSU Law Alumna confirmed as U.S. attorney of South Florida

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NSU Law Professor Robert M. Jarvis interviewed by Sun Sentinel and WIOD about future of sports betting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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