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Tag Archives: law

Manhattan Alumni Chapter Hosts Breakfast at the 21 Club

The NSU Alumni Association hosted over 70 alumni and friends on Nov. 9 at the 21 Club in New York City. Presenting “From Wall Street to Your Living Room,” the breakfast featured special guests Adrian Muller, strategic editor of Dow Jones Mega Trends and Principal/CEO of Time Leverage Capital Corp;…

NSU and the Broward Sheriff’s Office Collaborate to Raise Awareness on Violence

NSU recently hosted a conference to raise awareness on violence in our society. Nationally recognized experts in psychology, suicide prevention, law enforcement, counseling, and other areas were among the speakers at the conference entitled “Violence Knows No Boundaries.” They addressed topics covering school and domestic violence, workplace violence and sex…

Fischler School Honors Miami-Dade Educators, Community Leaders, Chancellor Ferrero at Cervantes Awards

More than two dozen Miami-Dade County students and educators were recently honored at the 13th Annual Cervantes Awards for Outstanding Hispanic Education, hosted by NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services and its Hispanic Advisory Board. The annual award ceremony recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the education…

NSU to Host Invisible Children Screening with Ugandan Student Speakers, Oct. 7

Invisible Children, a media-based non-profit dedicated to ending Africa’s longest-running war, will be screening GO at NSU on Oct. 7. Invisible Children exists to raise awareness about children who are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group currently terrorizing central east Africa….

NSU Criminal Law Society to Host Juvenile Violence Symposium, Oct. 8

NSU’s Criminal Law Society, along with The American Bar Association, will present the Juvenile Violence Symposium: “Blueprint for Change” on Oct. 8 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Law Center. The featured speakers are: The Honorable Judge Elijah H. Williams, Circuit court Judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit Michael…

Special Olympics Honors its Top Broward County Award Winners for 2010

Special Olympics Broward County, based at NSU, recently hosted its annual awards ceremony recognizing all of the athletes, sponsors, volunteers and friends that have helped the organization continue its effort to provide FREE services to nearly 800 athletes. This year’s honorees included: The Don Taft Athlete Of The Year Award: Kerri Leonardo…

NSU Vice President selected for Leadership Florida

Larry Calderon, Ed.D, NSU’s vice president for community and governmental affairs, was recently selected to participate in Leadership Florida. According to its website, Leadership Florida’s mission is to build a strong, diverse statewide network of leaders with a shared commitment to connect communities and to make Florida a better place…

Huizenga School Management Professor Quoted in Article on Teacher Pay

The Miami Herald interviewed Bob Preziosi, D.P.A., professor and chair of management at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, for a story that ran on July 16 titled “Lawmakers, do your homework on teacher pay.” In the article, Preziosi was questioned about his opinion on the Florida…

Fischler School Adjunct Published by Education Law Association

Robert J. Safransky, Ph.D., adjunct professor of school law and American government at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, recently published an article entitled, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Muslim Students, But Did Not Know To Ask!” in the July 2010 issue of the Education Law Association’s…

M.B.A. Student Completes Gubernatorial Fellows Program

Law Professor Continues Work on Child Advocacy

As part of his work with the National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA), Michael Dale, professor of law at the Shepard Broad Law Center, completed training for lawyers representing parties in abuse and neglect cases at the weeklong Rocky Mountain Child Advocacy Training Institute in Louisville, Colo., in May and…

Fischler Adjunct Publishes Article on Working with Legislative Delegations

Robert J. Safransky, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of School Law and American Government at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, recently published an article entitled: “Working With Your Legislative Delegation,” in School Business Affairs, March, 2010, Volume 76, Number 2, pp. 41-42. The article was based on Safransky’s experiences…

Law Professor Speaks in Jacksonville on Ethical Issues in Representing Children

Michael J. Dale, professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, was the speaker at a continuing legal education seminar hosted by the Jacksonville Bar Association on “Ethical Issues in the Representation of Child Clients.” The seminar, which was held on Apr. 23 in Jacksonville, Fla., covered issues such…

History of Broward Sheriff’s Office Chronicled in New Book by NSU Law Professor

From Sheriff Paul Bryan, who was arrested in 1927 on federal bootlegging charges, to Sheriff Ken Jenne, who pled guilty to tax fraud in 2007 and served a year in prison, the fascinating and often tumultuous history of the Broward Sheriff’s Office is extensively detailed in a new book co-authored…

NSU Law Leads South Florida Schools in Bar Pass Rate; Graduates Join Florida Bar

    NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center had the highest pass rate of all five South Florida law schools on the February 2010 Florida Bar Exam and ranked third overall in the state. In the February exam results, which were released on Apr. 12, NSU law graduates had a passage…

Florida’s merit-pay plan for teachers (Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel)

Wayne Driscoll, the dean of the faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, worries the bill might discourage teachers from pursuing advanced degrees. That, he said, could have an adverse effect on teacher quality in Florida.

Visit the Mobile Autism Clinic During Autism Awareness Day in Cooper City

Cooper City will be hosting its second annual Autism Awareness day at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Station-28 on Apr. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be an open house for Cooper City residents that have a family member with autism, and will feature the…

Celebrate Black History Month with FREE Inspiring & Entertaining Events at Nova Southeastern University – All February Long!

Nova Southeastern University will honor Black History Month in February 2010 through a variety of activities including engaging art exhibitions, performances, award-winning film screenings, dynamic speakers and compelling educational workshops and discussions.

Performance Uses Role-Playing Improv Exercises to Explore Aspects of Teenage Bullying – Nov. 22

Recent headlines about Florida teens accused of lighting another boy on fire, and an Ohio teen committing suicide after being mercilessly taunted by classmates, are enough to make any parent afraid of the rising tide of increasingly violent bullying activity American teens are facing.

Gov. Crist Reappoints NSU’s Fischler School of Education Dean to Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services is proud to announce that Delores Smiley, Ed.D., Dean of Community Education and Diversity Affairs, has been reappointed to the Board of Directors for the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers.