Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law | June  2016
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Upcoming Events 

June 10 - Law Center Plus CLE: "Unbundled Legal Representation in Family Law: Ethically Managing the Challenges" | Register Now

July 15 - Law Center Plus CLE: "Probate A to Z: Guiding You through the Statutes, Rules, and Procedures" | Register Now

August 9-13 - Trial Advocacy Summer Institute (TASI)

NSU Children and Families Clinic 
Finishes Impressive Settlement Agreement
Participating students from the Children and Families NSU Clinic
In early May, the NSU Children and Families Clinic put the finishing touches on a settlement agreement that resolves an international child abduction case brought pursuant to the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The case was filed by the Clinic in July, 2015.  The Clinic represented the Social Services of Venice, Italy in seeking the return of two minor children wrongfully removed from Venice, Italy and retained in Davie, Florida. Tara Mulrey, Camille Fischer, Gabriela Jadan, and Shantel Grullon were among the Clinic students that had an opportunity to participate in the case. Their activities included: taking witness depositions, participating in evidentiary hearings, participating in uniform motion calendar hearings, legal research, preparation of pleadings, in-camera examination of minor children, client consultation and settlement discussions. The case was referred to the Clinic by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues.  NSU Law Professor and Associate Dean Timothy Arcaro supervised the students throughout the litigation.
enviroUnbundled Legal Representation in Family Law: 
Ethically Managing the Challenges 

Friday, June 10, 2016 | 7:30  AM to 9:30 AM | NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

NSU Law presents a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar program on Family Law. Participants will understand a lawyer's duty under Fla. Fam. L.R.P. 12. 040 "Limited Appearance," learn how to manage clients when delivering unbundled legal services, how to handle limited representation in a variety of contexts, and how to avoid ethical violations. 

The Florida Bar approved 2.0 CLE credit hours (including 0.5 hour Ethics) or 2.0 CLE hours Board Certified Marital & Family Law for this seminar. 
Second Annual Trial Advocacy Summer Institute (TASI) 

August 9-13, 2016 | NSU College of Law

The NSU Trial Association is proud to host the Second Annual Trial Advocacy Summer Institute (TASI) August 9 - 13, 2016 at NSU College of Law. TASI is a five day course taught by NSU Law faculty and members of our litigation community. Students will practice oral advocacy, trial skills, while learning how to: (1) deliver opening statements and closing arguments, (2) conduct direct and cross examinations, and (3) apply basic evidence law in a trial setting. Registration for students is open. 

Students can email Kristi Desoiza, President of the NSU Trial Association, at
Student News
M.S. Student is First Ever Teacher to Graduate from Leadership Monroe County

Lindsay Poetz, an M.S. student studying Education Law, graduated from Leadership Monroe County, part of the Leadership Florida Program. Leadership Monroe is a program for Monroe County residents who are active in leadership roles in private sector, government, or community organizations. Alumni of the program are dedicated to creating a network which fosters communication and cooperation among community members. Poetz is the first teacher to graduate from the program in its twenty-four year history. 
3L Appointed to NBLSA Executive Board

Lotoya Brown, 3L, was appointed to serve as the 2016-2017 Director of Public Relations for the National Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). She is one of the first NSU BLSA students to serve in a National Executive position.
Panza Maurer Law Library Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

Beginning June 2016, the Panza Maurer Law Library will be temporarily closed due to renovations. This closure is part of a summer renovation project that will provide students and visitors with an updated Atrium, Panza Maurer Law Library, and Administrative offices.

While renovation is underway, there will be designated study areas for students and those studying for the bar exam. 

For a full listing of bar study areas, temporary office relocations, and printing areas, please visit 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation! 
Faculty News
Professors Kathy Cerminara and Marilyn Uzdavines presented at the 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, presented by Boston University School of Law and Boston University School of Public Health on June 2-4, 2016. Professors Cerminara and Uzdavines' presentation was entitled "Perspectives on Legal-Medical Interprofessionalism".  
Professor Michael Flynn  was interviewed twice in May 2016 by Local10's Christina Vasquez on the "Call Christina" segment. The first segment was on May 13, 2016, entitled "Local 10 viewer shares warning about live auction risks." The second segment aired on May 16, 2016, entitled "Call Christina confronts man claiming to sell A+ papers."
Susan Stephan
Director of Development and Adjunct Professor Susan Stephan served as a speaker on a panel entitled, "Keeping Your Program Afloat and on Course: Innovative Fundraising and Entrepreneurial Techniques in an Era of Reduced Resources" at the 2016 ABA Law School Development Conference in San Diego, California from May 30- June 3, 2016. 
Professor Robert Jarvis   was quoted in several news stories in May, including Gambling Compliance 's article, "DFS Companies, Leagues to Skip Congressional Hearing";'s article, "This Florida City Has Been Nearly Destroyed by Poverty and Corruption";  and Miami Herald's article, "The state of the Seminole tribe's compact with the Florida." Most recently, Jarvis was quoted in an article published by the Florida Bulldog, entitled, "Miami U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI accused of spying on defense in Medicare fraud case." 
Professor Joel Mintz published a law journal article, "Running on Fumes: The Development of New EPA Regulations in an Era of Scarcity," 41 Envt'l. L. Rptr. 10510 (June, 2016); an article on the blog of the Center for Progressive Reform titled "NEPA and Climate Change: Another Basis for Defending the Clean Power Plan;"  and accepted an invitation to write a chapter in a forthcoming book, to be published by Cambridge University Press, on Climate Change-Related Litigation. Mintz submitted written hearing testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee regarding the impact of a pending bill that would restrict Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs). He attended the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI,) in Washington, D.C., at which he spoke during a members' plenary session discussion regarding a tentative proposal concerning the Law of Election Administration, and voted on a draft of a Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance. He participated in a member scholars' discussions on climate change mitigation, water pollution issues, and an incipient collaborative project to influence the next President's Transition Team on regulatory policies, at a  national member scholars' meeting of the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. Mintz took a guided plant tour, and participated in two and a half days of discussions of the Standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization of the National Academies, regarding the construction and operation of a federal facility in Richmond, Kentucky that is being built to destroy much of the nation's remaining stockpile of chemical weapons. Finally, Mintz was featured briefly on a Local 10 News in the news piece, "Thousands of Broward residents racking up high water bills on empty lots" and spoke at length with a journalist from the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity on ways to evaluate the effectiveness of state-level enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
Adjunct Professor Steven Teppler   was interviewed by Gov Info Security on privacy and cybersecurity concerns. He is quoted in the May 6, 2016 article, "Internet of Things: Would New Regulations Help or Hurt?"

Professor Jim Wilets was featured on WIOD radio on May 11, 2016 where he discussed the dueling lawsuits between the Justice Department and the State of North Carolina regarding civil rights issues. 

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