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NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Ranked Top School for Bar Exam Preparation in Florida by National Jurist Magazine

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –  Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center has been rated best in Florida, and fourth in the nation overall by the National Jurist magazine in a recent article about  top schools for Bar Exam Preparation.  The ranking methodology was based on LSAT scores and the average Bar pass rate for the classes of 2011 and 2012, the most recent available.

By comparing entering class LSAT scores for the classes with their respective bar passage rates in each state, the publication analyzed how well schools prepared their students for the Bar Exam. The methodology highlights the strategies used by NSU Law to help students outperform their predictive scores and achieve their goals of becoming lawyers. Workshops, simulations, analytical training, intensive legal research and writing programs, clinics, and field placements combine to make this possible. Shepard Broad Law Center students begin learning the skills necessary to transition effectively from layperson to lawyer from day one. “It really is the core value of the law school,” says Jon Garon, Dean of the law school.

In discussing the national ranking, Dean Garon highlighted that many of NSU’s law students are first generation college graduates and the law school reflects a very diverse community. “We are committed to making a difference for every one of our students through our complement of programs,” emphasized Dean Garon.

National Jurist expands on this theme. “The school is not focused on schooling students to merely beat the bar.  Instead, it stresses achieving excellence in core skills—such as critical reading and legal writing—from day one and throughout the law school experience.  That, in turn, produces bar-ready students.”

To see the article and all the rankings in National Jurist go to the following link http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/nationaljurist0215/#/26

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 About the Shepard Broad Law Center: Nova Southeastern University’s Law Center offers a rigorous traditional academic program in three-year day and four-year evening versions, as well as dual-degree programs. Additionally, NSU Law offers three online Master of Science degrees in law in the areas of education, employment, and health. NSU Law prides itself on preparing graduates to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the courtroom or boardroom. Lawyering Skills and Values (LSV)-Every student completes a four-semester LSV sequence that combines traditional legal reasoning, writing, and research with an introduction to lawyer interviewing, counseling, negotiating, mediating, advocating, and other critical skills in a simulated law firm experience. For more information please visit http://www.nsulaw.nova.edu/

About Nova Southeastern University:  Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with approximately 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visitwww.nova.edu. Celebrating more than 50 years of academic excellence!

 

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