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NSU to Host Experts on Battered Woman Syndrome and Mental Health & the U.S. Judicial System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Psychology and the Shepard Broad College of Law will host “Pioneering Women Making History in Psychology and Law” on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center…


NSU Professor Offers Advice on What to do if Your Tires are Blown Out by a Pothole

A recent incident which involves a woman having her tires blown out by a pothole, left a feeling of unfairness regarding compensation to the victim. Michael Flynn, J.D., professor at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, spoke with Local 10 News about the woman’s situation and how FDOT should act in…


NSU Professor Discusses Law that Protects Rental Companies from Paying Damages in Certain Cases

The Graves Amendment is part of a federal highway bill that was signed into law in 2005. The amendment can no longer make rental car companies liable for damages in crashes where their cars are involved, unless the rental car company was acting negligent. Michael Flynn, J.D., professor at NSU’s Shepard…


NSU Associate Professor Discusses How Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Could Impact Healthcare

On July 16, 2018, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to the Supreme Court, filling in Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat. Kavanaugh is a conservative judge whose former stances regarding health care policy could impact future healthcare legislation. Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., associate professor of Complex Health Systems at…


Jai Alai and Poker Site in Downtown Miami Approved by State

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…


Trump Nominates First Woman Ever to be U.S. Attorney in South Florida

NSU Law alumna Ariana Fajardo Orshan has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. attorney in South Florida. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman to run the Southern District of Florida’s U.S. attorney’s office. Overseeing more than 200 federal prosecutors from Key West to Fort Pierce,…


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Launches Master of Laws Program

For Immediate Release FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of 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…


Five NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Professors Granted Tenure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE Fla. – 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., Kate Webber Nuñez, Michele Struffolino and Marilyn Uzdavines….


NSU Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, Starts Aug. 9

In Collaboration with the Shepard Broad College of Law, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, and the College of Engineering and Computing, the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic will offer the first annual Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. The program…


NSU Law Rededication of the Leo Goodwin Sr. Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE FLA. – 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…


What Great Law Schools Do

NSU Law Leadership Academy was featured in a recent blog about what great law schools are doing. The NSU Law Leadership Academy helps participating students develop the skills needed to successfully practice law in the 21st century through course work, workshops, and live client experiences integrated through a specialized law…


Florida Legal Aid Services Welcomed Trial Lawyers for Seminar at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE Fla – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law (College of 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…


Your South Florida – Palm Beach Opioid Lawsuit

Recently, Palm Beach County joined a growing list of local governments throughout the country in filing lawsuits against some of the biggest names in the drug industry. The PBC lawsuit accuses companies like Walgreens, CVS-Health and Johnson & Johnson of fueling the area’s opioid epidemic, which killed approximately 600 people in PBC…


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law unveils new Concentration in Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law (College of 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…


Parkland Shooting: Lawmakers Respond

After the recent shooting at a local school in Parkland, Florida Governor Rick Scott and state lawmakers have laid out their plans for gun control, improving school safety and access to mental health services in the wake of the tragic shooting in Parkland. In a recent interview with Your South…


No Shot at Justice: No Jail Time for Man Who Shot Neighbors Dogs

A year and a half ago a family found their dogs dead in their backyard. The dogs were shot and killed by their neighbor, Jose Rocha, who in a recorded interview, told police the dogs never showed any signs of aggression. Rocha was charged with animal cruelty. He faced 10…


Nova Law Professor John Anderson, Who Ran For President in 1980, Dies at 95

With the recent passing of NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Distinguished Visiting Professor John Anderson, the community is taking time to commemorate his accomplishments. “John was a statesman and leader as well as an excellent educator. “Many of us were among his friends and even his political followers,” said…


SCOTUS May Allow Expansion of Sports Betting

New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports betting and gambling. The Supreme Court is taking up this case and if it strikes down the law, sports betting could become widely available. In a recent interview with First News with Jim Cefalo, Robert M. Jarvis, J.D.,…


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first graduating class

For Immediate Release FT LAUDERALE/DAVIE, FLA. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law will welcome alumni and friends back to campus on Saturday, Nov. 4  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the charter graduating class of 1977 through 2017. The NSU Law reunion coincides with NSU’s Homecoming…


Explore Strong Administrative, Regulatory Law Programs

Administrative and regulatory law courses prepare students to work for or lobby government agencies, experts say. They also advise students to research law schools with prominent faculty in the field, target schools with law journals focused on a desired specialty and to seek experiential learning opportunities In a recent interview…