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Law Center’s LSV Program Hosts One-Day Workshop on “Practice Ready Students”

Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center was honored to have been selected by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) to serve as a host school for an LWI One-Day Workshop. These workshops are held across the country to allow legal writing professors, law librarians, attorneys, and persons interested in entering the field of legal writing to work together to develop better ways to help prepare today’s law students. The Law Center’s Lawyering Skills and Values (LSV) Program hosted Preparing Practice-Ready Students, a timely program theme that also reflects the Law Center’s mission to help students 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.”

More than 40 people from around the country attended the successful December 7, 2012 workshop, which included the following topics: incorporating billing techniques into a first-year curriculum, constructing courses that mirror practice, and helping students become better self-editors. These are important topics for an enhanced law school curriculum and are consonant with one of the Law Center’s core values – modeling “the evolution of competencies lawyers need in an ever-changing world.” The Law Center’s mission is to provide a complete legal education that emphasizes and combines academic excellence, skilled lawyering, the primacy of ethics and service to others as complements to a mix of tradition and innovation.

NSU Law Professors Michele Struffolino (chair), Heather Baxter, Olympia Duhart, Amanda Foster, Shahabudeen Khan, Camille Lamar, Jani Maurer and Roma Perez served as the planning committee for the event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Law Center. Professors Heather Baxter, Olympia Duhart, Shahabudeen Khan and Marilyn Uzdavines presented at the workshop.  Moderators included Professors Amanda Foster and Jani Maurer, as well as Elena Minicucci, Director of Alumni Relations for the Law Center. Professor Elena Langan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, started the day by welcoming guests to the Law Center and acknowledging the efforts of all the members of the NSU community.

“I would be remiss in my appreciation of NSU’s talented Lawyering Skills and Values professors if I did not recognize their commitment to an innovative approach to legal education,” said Law Center Dean Athornia Steele. “Our program integrates legal theory with practice, professionalism, and technology right from the first day of law school.”