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NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center Named A “Best” Law School By The Princeton Review

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.  – The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review ( The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual book, “The Best 169 Law Schools.”

Shepard Broad Law Center

Shepard Broad Law Center

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, “We recommend NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a law school degree. We chose the 169 schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”

“It’s gratifying to be recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the country’s top law schools,” said Jon M. Garon, J.D., Dean of NSU’s Law Center. “We are continuing to strive for excellence in preparing our students for successful careers in law, ones that also positively impact the fabric of their communities.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 19,500 students at the 169 law schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online at and conducted during the 2013-14, 2012-13, and 2011-12 academic years.  (The book is available at Random House / Princeton Review, October 7, 2014, $22.99).

The book’s two-page profiles of the schools have sections reporting on their academics, student life, admissions information, and graduates’ employment data. In the profile on NSU, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: “having a strong emphasis on legal writing,” and “a hands-on approach to legal education.” It also said NSU students “learn how to be a good legal practitioner.”

The ranking lists in the book are posted at

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About the Shepard Broad Law Center: About the NSU Shepard Broad Law Center: The Law Center is nationally recognized for leadership on diversity, international programs, and its Lawyering Skills and Values program, which emphasizes 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. The Law Center has a variety of interdisciplinary programs including partnerships with the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Medical Sciences, and many more. The Law Center is only one of eighteen colleges and centers, with NSU being classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.” NSU has grown to become the ninth largest private research university in the United States.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. 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 visit www.nova.eduCelebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

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