NSU Shepard Broad College of Law | February 2018
Higer Suskauer
NSU Law host to The Florida Bar President Michael Higer and The Florida Bar President-Elect Michelle Suskauer
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Law Student Division hosted The Florida Bar President Michael Higer and The Florida Bar President-Elect Michelle Suskauer on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, Panza Maurer Law Library. President Higer and President-Elect Suskauer presented information on The Florida Bar’s strategic priority focusing on the mental health and wellness of Florida lawyers and voluntary bar involvement. 
College of Law News
NSU SELS 11th Annual Symposium
NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society hosted their 11th Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium on Saturday, January 20, at NSU Law. Speakers included Jennifer Gomez (JD 2010) Bruce Rogow, and keynote speaker Richard Wolfe. The career panelists included Charlotte Towne (JD 2008), Alan K. Fertel, LaShawn Thomas, and Shannon Harvey.
Ben Hecht presenting "The 5 Drivers of Transformative Social Impact You Need to Know in 2018"
NSU Law is pleased to host Ben Hecht as the 2018 John B. Anderson Distinguished Visiting Chair in Public Interest Law.
Mr. Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of eighteen of the world’s leading foundations, who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

As the Visiting Chair, Mr. Hecht will be leading classes, interacting with faculty and students, and presenting "The 5 Drivers of Transformative Social Impact You Need to Know in 2018 " on February 21, followed by a reception.
NSU Law Environmental and Land Use Career Panel
The NSU Law Career and Professional Development Office and the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar co-sponsored the NSU Law Environmental and Land Use Career Panel on January 25. Professor Richard Grosso and Dean Janice Shaw hosted Michael C. Owens, Senior Assistant County Attorney for Broward County, Robert N. Hartsell, Esq. with Robert N. Hartsell, P.A. (JD 2002), Kathryn Mehaffey, Esq., (JD 2006), a partner with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, and Michelle Diffenderfer, a partner with Lewis Longman and Walker.
NSU Law partners with NSU Oceanographic Center – Earth Day Environmental Law Roundup: Environmental Issues in Changing Times.
The Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) of the Florida Bar has provided a grant to support the NSU College of Law, the NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences, and the NSU Law Environmental Law Society Symposium on April 20, 2018 at the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center. Registration coming soon.
Upcoming Events 
Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic
Saturday, February 3
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zoo Miami
Mentoring Breakfast: Career Path
Friday, February 9
7:30 - 9:00 am
NSU Law Basketball Night
Wednesday, February 14
5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
NSU Rick Case Arena
Complimentary Tickets, Food, Beverages
Public Interest Law Day
Thursday, February 15
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
NSU Law Atrium
Panel Discussion: "Where Do We Stand"
Thursday, February 16
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carl DeSantis Building,
Sales Institute, Room 300
Moot Court Society - Intramural Competition
Volunteers Needed
Sunday, February 18
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
2018 John B. Anderson Distinguished Visiting Chair -Ben Hecht
Wednesday, February 21
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NSU Panza Maurer Law Library 3rd Floor
Immigration Legal Screening Clinic
Saturday, February 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NSU Law Atrium
FREE Lunch for Florida Bar Exam takers
Tuesday, February 27, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
& Wednesday, February 28, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina,
Meeting Room 12
NITA Trial Skills
Program Director: Professor Mark Dobson
March 5-10, Information
NSU Law Alumni may use discount code: NOVA
Expected CLE: 46 Credits, 2.0 Ethics
Mentoring Breakfast
Friday, March 16
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Washington, D.C. NSU Alumni & Friends Reception
Sunday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar
NTA Mark Dobson 1L Tournament
Volunteer Judges needed
Saturday/Sunday, March 24 - 25
8:30 am - 5:00 pm (2 shifts available)
Student News
Student Publication
Faculty and Staff News
Professor Tim Canova
Participated in the 2018 Association of American Law Schools in the Section on Socio-Economics program. He spoke on three panels: “The Great Financial Crisis Ten Years Later: Lessons Learned?”; “The Case for a Job Guarantee Program”; and “Current State of Play in Financial Services Regulation”.

Ranked in the top 10% of all-time downloaded authors on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) academic website.
Professor Kathy Cerminara
Presented “Ethics: Decisionmaking Capacity, Competency, and Surrogate Decisionmaking for the Elderly” to the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine residents at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Will coauthor a chapter about end of life care in Ethics and Vulnerable Elders: The Quest for Individual Rights and a Just Society (Cognella Academic Publishing), with coauthors Professor Alina M. Perez from NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Public Health Program and Dr. Angana Mahapatra, 

Was invited to participate in the invitation-only Galveston Brain Injury Conference (GBIC), hosted in part by the Transitional Learning Center at the University of Texas, Galveston. The GBIC began in 2001 as a follow-up to a 1999 NIH Consensus Conference on Brain Injury Research. Its invited participants are national and international leaders in the field of brain injury research. The GBIC has become one of the premiere brain injury meetings, attracting investigators, educators, and clinicians from across North America, to discuss various research topics in traumatic brain injury.
Professor Jane Cross
Was honored as a Top Black Educator of 2017 at the Legacy Reception on January 27, 2018.
Debra Moss Curtis 2017
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Debra Moss Curtis  
Published “They’re Digging in the Wrong Place:” How Learning Outcomes can Improve Bar Exams and Ensure Practice Ready Attorneys in the January 2018 issue of the Elon Law Review.
Professor Michael Dale
Published the White Paper Your Key to Success: Four Strategies on Handling Evidence at Trial four articles with NSU law students. NITA selected this paper as a top three in 2017.
Associate Dean of Faculty & Student Development and Professor of Law Olympia Duhart gave opening remarks at the Legal Writing Institute one-day conference at NSU Law in December 2017. More than 35 professors from around the country attended the conference, themed “Small Changes, Big Results.” Professor Jani Maurer was one of the featured presenters. Professor Joe Hnylka, Professor Amanda Foster, Professor P. Camille Lamar, Professor Jane Cross, and Professor Heather Baxter participated as moderators. Professor Baxter also served as chair of the organizing committee for the event.

Associate Dean for Faculty & Student Development and Professor of Law Olympia Duhart served as moderator on a panel entitled “On the Front Line: The Role and Position of Clinical Faculty of Color in Challenging Times” at the Annual Meeting for the Association of American Law Schools in San Diego on January 4, 2018. Dean Duhart serves as chair of the AALS Committee for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students, which organized the panel.
Ken Lewis
Professor Kenneth Lewis
Will present with NSU Lifelong Learning Institute in January 2018 in Tamarac, FL and March 2018 in Davie, FL.
Will present at the Broward County Libraries in February 2018.

Published “The Namibian Holocaust: Genocide Ignored, History Repeated, Yet Reparations Denied,” was published by the University of Florida’s, Florida Journal of International Law in November 2017. 
Professor Jani Maurer
Presented at the Legal Writing Institute in December 2017 held at NSU Law. Professor Maurer presented on how to incorporate current events into a Legal Research and Writing course to increase student engagement.
Professor Joel Mintz
Published an opinion piece in The Hill titled “The New Tax Law is Welfare for the Wealthy.”

Accepted an invitation to write a second edition of his 2010 book, Fundamentals of Municipal Finance, for the American Bar Association.

Accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Natural Resources Law of the AALS. 

Participated in two roundtable national scholars’ discussions at a scholars’ meeting of the Center for Progressive Reform at the University of San Diego School of Law. The discussion topics included, “Integrating Social Equity into Environmental Protection” and “The Future of U.S. Energy Regulation.”
John Sanchez
Professor John Sanchez
Updated his treatise, with Robert D. Klausner, State and Local Government Employment Liability (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2017) in December 2017.

Attended a Virtual Symposium on Constitutional Remedies, presenting a paper titled “Contempt Fines and the Eleventh Amendment,” and questioning other participants on their papers. These essays will be published online, available on Lexis-Nexis in 2018.
Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs, Susan H. Stephan
Presented “Trust-Related Privacy Factors in E-Learning Environments” and “Embracing Engagement through Technology in Online Graduate Education” at the Florida Distance Learning Association annual conference in Altamonte Springs on January 16 and 17, 2018. She also accepted an offer of publication for her article, “Embracing Engagement through Technology in Online Graduate Education” in the Distance Learning Journal, to appear in print in Volume 14, Issue 3 (2018).
Five professors are seeking tenure with NSU Shepard Broad College of Law.
If you were a student of Professors Duhart, Lewis, Struffolino, Uzdavines or Webber-Nuñez please take a moment to provide comments to assist the Committee on Retention, Promotion, and Tenure.
Contact Us
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Assistant Dean for Student Services
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