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NSU Law Center Dean Elected Chair-Elect of the Law School Admission Council


Dean Athornia Steele, J.D.
Dean Athornia Steele, J.D.

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Athornia Steele, J.D., dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center, was elected chair-elect of the Law School Admission Council at their 2012 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference of LSAC held May 30 – June 2 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Steele, a former member of the faculty at Capital University Law School, became the dean at NSU’s Law Center in 2008.


Dean Steele has been active with the Council since 1997,  serving three terms on its board of trustees and as a member of the organization’s Minority Affairs Committee (served as its chair in 2005-2007), Test Development and Research Committee, Finance and Legal Affairs Committee, Audit Committee, and Nominating Committee over the years. In addition to these standing committees, he has participated in several special workgroups including academic assistance training workshop planning and the Skills Readiness Inventory workgroups.

The Law School Admission Council (Council), a nonprofit corporation, provides unique, state-of-the-art products and services to ease the admission process for law schools and their applicants worldwide. It was founded in 1947 to create and administer the law school admission test (LSAT). Since its founding, LSAC has grown and provides a number of important and valuable services for students seeking admission to law school and for its member schools, including such services as the credential assembly service, candidate referral service, law school recruitment forums, diversity initiatives, and test preparation materials.

Dean Steele will serve one year as chair-elect, two years as chair, and one additional year as the immediate past chair. “The Council has an excellent staff and I welcome the opportunity to join with them to improve on our products and services,” stated Steele. “Legal education, like the legal profession, has and is undergoing significant changes. I also look forward to working with our sister organizations, Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP) to collaboratively meet these changes.”

For more information, visit: www.nova.edu/law

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About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

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