NSU Shepard Broad College of Law | October 2017     
2017 Nova Law Review Symposium
Entrepreneurship 2.0: Legal, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges to the Innovation Economy
Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
Panza Maurer Law Library, 3rd Floor

NSU Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review will examine the intersection of law and business, focusing on new technologies, ethics, and regulation. The Symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students of law, business, and technology to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues.
College of Law News
All Class Reunion – Registration Open
Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our first graduating class and welcome back all our graduates. We are proud to recognize our more than 100 alumni who have served as members of the judiciary with a special tribute. Reminisce with classmates and enjoy cocktails, fare, music, and dancing. Register Today !

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow , as well as our Silver Sponsor, Berger Singerman .

If you have any questions or would like to participate as a sponsor please contact Laura Dietz, Director of Alumni Relations at (954) 262-6303.
NSU Law Shepard Broad College of Law Leo Goodwin, Sr. Hall - Award-Winning Educational Designed Building
The NSU Law Leo Goodwin, Sr. Hall’s renovation and modernization has been selected to appear as an outstanding design in the 2017 American School & University Architectural Portfolio. The portfolio is the premier showcase celebrating the best in education design. This architectural distinction ranks NSU Law as a top 100 educational facility.

Gallo Herbert Architects—Deerfield Beach, Florida Associated Firms: Kamm Consulting, Bryntesen Structural Engineers, H3 Design. | Photos
NSU Law Holds Bar Induction Ceremony for New Lawyers
Participating members of the Class of 2017 who passed the July Florida Bar Exam were sworn in at the Bar Induction Ceremony held on September 18. NSU Law Dean Jon Garon welcomed the group, congratulated the new lawyers and their families for the hard work, support, and sacrifices it took to get to this day. 

The Honorable Melanie G. May (JD 1981) of the 4th District Court of Appeal and judges from the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida administered the oath, including The Honorable Robert F. Diaz (JD 1984), The Honorable Mindy Solomon (JD 1981), The Honorable Kal Le Var Evans (JD 2003), The Honorable Ginger Lerner-Wren (JD 1983) and The Honorable Arlene Simon Backman (JD 1993). | Photos
Upcoming Events 
Student News
Hurricane Relief – Agriculture Community Assistance
NSU Law Student Joshua Garcia, along with his family and the non-profit organizations Meals of Hope and Friendship House, support the immigrant and migrant workers that are at the heart of Florida’s agricultural industry. Food, water and other supplies were collected and delivered last week and will continue to be in the future.
Pictured: Anthony Palmieri, Esq. Deputy Inspector General & Chief Guardianship Investigator Division of Inspector General; Sharon R. Bock, Esq. Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County; 3L Anthony Maroun, 3L Josey Walker, 3L Christopher Spoo.
NSU Law Clinic students attend first statewide Office of Public and Professional Guardians training symposium
NSU Law students in the Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Clinic and Veterans Law Clinic (VLC) attended the Office of Public and Professional Guardians first statewide training symposium, hosted by the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court on September 26 and 27, 2017. Students connected and networked with legal professionals from the Department of Elder Affairs, Department of Public and Professional Guardians, Department of Children and Families (DCF), State Attorney’s Office, and Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The students learned how to identify and engage vulnerable populations and the dynamics of how each of the agencies interacted collectively to protect the rights of Florida's disabled community.
(From left to right: Peter Radke, IPLS Co-Treasurer; Gabriella Villamaraz, IPLS 2L Rep; Stephanie Viel, FBA President and IPLS CEO of Events; attorney Scott Smiley; Nicholas Spatola IPLS President; Alan Goldstraj, IPLS Director of Art Outreach; Lee Smith, FBA Treasurer)
Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) and NSU Law Student Federal Bar Association (FBA) hosted intellectual property attorney Scott Smiley.
IPLS and FBA hosted patent attorney and NSU Law adjunct professor Scott Smiley on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Smiley reviewed his own NSU Law experiences and made recommendations to law students who wish to practice intellectual property law in federal courts. Students asked questions ranging from the intricacies of patent law to employment strategies for intellectual property law in South Florida. 

Scott Smiley will be a panelist on the Nova Law Review Symposium, Entrepreneurship 2.0 on Friday, October 6, 2017.
How to Get Involved
Volunteer Judges needed – October and November
NSU Moot Court Society and NSU Trial Association are requesting Volunteer Judges. Please click on the competitions listed below for dates, times and locations (all judging will take place at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law).
For questions please contact NSU Law student Ritika Singh , Moot Court Society Executive Justice for Teams.
For questions on the NSU Trial Association event, please contact Nicole Villamar , NSU Trial Association (NTA) Vice President of Competitions.
Faculty and Staff News
Professor Heather Baxter was a panelist on “Using Technology to Entice Students and Enhance Teaching” at the 2017 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference in Boca Raton, where she demonstrated how to use the computer program Annotate PRO to help grade memos and papers.
Veterans Law Clinic Director Jayme Cassidy will be a panelist for the Office of Public and Professional Guardians first annual state-wide training symposium hosted by the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court on September 26 and 27, 2017. See details in Student News below
Professor Megan Chaney was a panelist on the “Law and Humanities in the New Law School Reality” workshop at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Professor Kathy Cerminara was the moderator in the “Becoming a Productive Scholar” workshop and mentor to Professor Chris Ogolla with the Savannah Law School new scholars workshop at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Debra Moss Curtis 2017
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Debra Moss Curtis was the moderator in the “The Bar Exam’s Impact on Legal Education Curriculum” workshop at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Professor Michael Dale, blogged about the July 2017 International Consortium for Global Legal Education in the Legal Advocate , sponsored by NITA.
Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development & Professor of Law Olympia Duhart, was a speaker on the “Character in the Classroom” panel, “Teaching Fundamentals II – Classroom Teaching” panel, “Applying Design Thinking Innovation to Legal Education” panel, and “Pursuing Full Citizenship in the Legal Academy” workshop and moderator for the “Methods of Formative and Summative Assessment” workshop at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Professor Michael Flynn, was a panelist in the “Teaching Fundamentals II – Classroom Teaching” discussion group at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Professors Michael Flynn and Michael Dale, will host the 25th Florida National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) deposition program on October 12 – 14, 2017. Also teaching in the program are Professor Kathryn Webber Nuñez, and veterans clinic Director Jayme Cassidy, attorney Richard Foster with Dario, Alabert, Metz & Eyerman, LLC and attorney and NSU Law alumnus Daniel Forrest, with Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.
Dean Jon M. Garon, was a panelist in the “External Challenges Facing Law School Deans” and “Digital Pressures in the Intellectual Property Law” discussion groups at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Ken Lewis
Professor Kenneth Lewis, accepted an offer of publication for his article, Peace In Israel and Palestine: Moving From Conversation to Implementation Of A Two-State Solution , in the Southwestern University Journal of International Law.
Published his article, The Namibian Holocaust: Genocide Ignored, History Repeated, Yet Reparations Denied, in the University of Florida Journal of International Law in September 2017.
Has been asked to present on civil rights in America by the NSU Lifelong Learning Institute.
Professor Joel Mintz, published a new casebook, A Practical Introduction to Environmental Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2017). The book, accompanied by an online Teacher’s Manual, was co-authored with a team of environmental law professors from around the country, recruited by Prof. Mintz. The book includes numerous practice-oriented problems, as well as chapters on environmental permitting, relevant administrative law, and recent amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act that cannot be found in other Environmental Law texts.
Was a panelist in the “Teaching Environmental Law and Climate Change in the Post-Trump World” workshop, “Methods of Formative and Summative Assessment” workshop, Environmental Protection and the Green Economy” workshop, and “Applying Design Thinking Innovation to Legal Education” panel, and was a moderator in the “Early Trends and Prospects for Environmental Protection in the New Administration” panel at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Professor Emerita of Law Gail Richmond, was a panelists in the “Buyouts and Retirements: What to Consider?” workshop at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Professor Kathryn Webber Nuñez, accepted an offer of publication for her article, Toxic Cultures Require a Stronger Cure: The Lessons of Fox News for Reforming Sexual Harassment Law, in the Penn State Law Review, to appear in print in the Spring 2018 issue.
Assistant Professor Marilyn Uzdavines, was a panelist in the “Recent Developments in Health Law and Public Health Ethics” discussion group at the 2017 SEALS conference in Boca Raton.
Contact Us
For questions, suggestions, and to submit news for any future editions of the Student Newsletter please contact:
Lynn Acosta
Assistant Dean for Student Services
E: lynn@nova.edu   | P: 954-262-6127