Nova Southeastern University

Shepard Broad Law Center

Juris Doctorate


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

J.D. - Juris Doctor Law, Law, Master of Science in Law

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Innovative teaching and a 21st-century curriculum set the Shepard Broad Law Center apart from other law schools. Graduates here don't just earn a degree—they encounter the real spirit and practice of law. Our pioneering combination of academics and clinical experience gives our students the knowledge and skills they need to hit the ground running and launch a successful career in the highly competitive legal marketplace upon graduation. Courses are taught by a highly visible and accomplished faculty made up of teacher practitioners. They are actively involved in the legal field as practicing attorneys, scholars, and judges. We think clinical education is so important that third-year law students are guaranteed a place in one of our clinics. Students also spend part of their final year in 12-week, full-time internships in a law office, under the close supervision of a faculty member.

From day one, students learn the day-to-day realities of the legal profession. The Lawyering Skills and Values Program integrates practice, professionalism, and the latest technology with legal theory. Our unique Critical Skills Program prepares students for the transition from lay¬person to law student to practicing lawyer, focusing on effective legal study techniques, analytical and written Bar Exam skills, and the work of a real lawyer in the real world. With a wireless environment, laptop computers, and interactive digital video technology, the NSU Law Center has consistently been recognized as one of the most technologically advanced law schools in the country.

We also offer online master's degree programs in employment, health and education law to non-law professionals, preparing graduates to advance their careers in their chosen professions. Our dual-degree law programs with the University of Venice and the University of Barcelona give students a unique opportunity to study both the common law system in the United States and the civil law systems of Italy or Spain. Students who successfully complete the program and satisfy the appropriate bar requirements can qualify for admission to the bar in Italy or Spain and the United States. All will be able to engage in transactional practice in the European Union, and those who complete the Barcelona program will be able to be admitted on motion in most Latin American countries.


The Shepard Broad Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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