June 2018
On Campus Interview (OCI)
Fall 2018
August 27 - November 9, 2018
NSU Law students are invited to participate in our Fall 2018 On-Campus Interview Program (OCI), held from August 27 – November 9, 2018. OCI allows students to apply to government, public interest and law firm employers for summer associate, law clerk and permanent employment. Employers may also choose to participate in our Resume Collection Program. This program allows employers to receive resumes and application materials from students. The employers then have the opportunity to contact interested students directly to schedule interviews.
Bidding for the program begins in Symplicity on July 12. To prepare, students should review the employer list and schedule an appointment with a career advisor to have their resume reviewed and to discuss their bid list.  
NSU Law News
Leo Goodwin Sr Building Rededication 
NSU and the Leo Goodwin Foundation celebrated the rededication of the Leo Goodwin Sr Building on May 23, 2018, joined by over 100 members of the law school alumni community and friends of the Foundation.  Jihad Sheikha (rising 2L) and Ariel Deray (JD 2015), both Goodwin scholars, spoke at the event along with President George Hanbury, Dean Garon and Leo Goodwin Foundation Trustees Elliot Borkson and Alan Goldberg. Both Goodwin scholars thanked the Goodwin Foundation for their gifts and the positive influence the Foundation has had on the South Florida community.
NSU Law Launches LL.M.
NSU Law announces its eagerly awaited Master of Laws (LL.M.) program designed for attorneys to enhance the knowledge and skills needed in today’s climate of fast-paced technological and economic growth.

The program, beginning Fall 2018, is designed to be highly flexible, so lawyers can participate online or on campus at convenient times to build the scope of their legal practice and enhance their success without putting their careers on hold.
NSU Law Congratulates Five Tenured Professors
Following the recommendation of the Shepard Broad College of Law, Nova Southeastern University has granted tenure to five members of the NSU Law faculty. The recipients of tenure are Professors Olympia Duhart , Kenneth L. Lewis, Jr. , Michele Struffolino, Kate Webber Nuñez , and Marilyn Uzdavines . The tenure committee sincerely appreciates the time and sincerity of NSU Law alumni that participated in the comment portion of the review. In addition to tenure, Professor Lewis and Professor Uzdavines were promoted to Professor of Law; Professors Duhart, Struffolino, and Nuñez had previously been promoted to full professor. The grant of tenure is an institutional recognition of each faculty member’s exceptional scholarship, teaching and service.
(L to R) Professors Olympia Duhart, Kenneth Lewis, Jr., Kate Webber Nuñez, Michele Struffolino and Marilyn Uzdavines
"Make an Impact with the Law Day"
NSU Law Dean Marty-Nelson and Dean Duhart and the Law School Admission Council collaborated to bring students from three South Florida underrepresented high schools to "Make an Impact with the Law Day" under the LSAC Diversity Matters Grant and additional support by Society of American Law Teachers.

The program included sessions taught by NSU Law administrators, professors, staff, and alumni on topics such as negotiations, trial preparation, tax, constitutional, and criminal law. Students participated in mock negotiations and a mock criminal law school class.
Upcoming Events
NSU Law at The Florida Bar Convention
Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:30 pm Flagler Room
Register to attend the NSU Law Alumni reception at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando Florida. Whether you are attending the 68th Annual Florida Bar Convention, or interested in mingling with your peers at the alumni reception. Associate Dean Debra Moss Vollweiler will update the alumni community on the exciting activities taking place at the law school.

Enjoy refreshments and networking opportunities.This event is open to students, faculty and staff as well as those in the law community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Florida Supercon - CLE
How to Build a Fictional World: Legal and Business Aspects of Pop Culture and Creative Industries
July 13, 2018 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
In Florida Supercon’s first panel program exclusively for lawyers, this CLE program focuses on a wide range of the legal issues involved in creating, licensing, and managing the creative works involved in comic books, video games, films, and merchandise. 3 CLE Credits Pending
Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
August 9 -12, 2018, Save The Date
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
In Collaboration with the Shepard Broad College of Law, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, and the College of Engineering and Computing, the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic will offer the first annual Entrepreneurial Boot Camp.

The program is designed to immerse entrepreneurs in the skills and disciplines needed to successfully launch a start-up business, with particular focus on those companies built on research, design, or innovation.
Faculty & Staff News
New Director of Alumni Relations
Karen Rose  began her role as Director of Alumni Relations at NSU Law in late March, 2018. As director, she is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive alumni relations program which includes guidance to the Alumni Chapters; management of student/alumni mentoring programs, and Continuing Legal Education programs. In addition, she oversees student/alumni reunions and events while maintaining consistent outreach to alumni. Karen has been with NSU law for almost 10 years. Prior to accepting this latest position, Karen worked as an Administrator in the NSU Law Faculty Support Department, as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the NSU Law Library, and also as the Serials and Bindery Manager in NSU’s Law Library. Karen is an alumna of NSU and brings with her a positive outlook, innovative ideas, and a determined team spirit. Welcome, Karen!
Professor Michael Flynn
Was quoted in the May 3, 2018 issue of the Florida Bulldog regarding a Miami, Florida judge sealing a case in which the State dropped a child sex abuse charge. Flynn responded to a reporter’s inquiry concerning the unauthorized identification and publication of information identifying the victim or alleged victim of sexual abuse. the U.S. State Department Office of Children’s Legal Issues.
Professor Richard Grosso
Was quoted in the May 15, 2018 issue of the Sun Sentinel. Professor Grosso is involved in the preservation of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, protecting the area from development.
Provided a guest op/ed published in the May 30, 2018 issues of the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel titled "RisingSe Demands That South Florida do More to Address the Threat."
Professor Robert M. Jarvis
Was quoted in the May 17, 2018 issue of the Virginia Pilot concerning Nikolas Cruz the alleged gunman charged with the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Was interviewed by both the Sun Sentinel and WIOD to discuss The Supreme Court striking down the federal ban on sports betting, including next steps and the future of sports betting in Florida.
Professor Donna Litman
Spoke at the May 3, 2018 NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s financial literacy program, Thinking Money . Her presentation was titled Making Sense of the New Tax Law . The NSU Library was one of 50 libraries in the country to receive a programming grant and exhibit from the American Library Association and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. 
Professor of Practice Elena Minicucci
Was appointed to serve a 3-year term as a member of the Board of Directors for Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., commencing July 1, 2018.  Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc ., is a non-profit corporation. Formed in 1986 when the Florida Supreme Court mandated the creation of a program to assist lawyers who suffer from substance abuse, mental health or other disorders that negatively affect their lives and careers, FLA also assists judges and law students who face similar challenges. Professor Minicucci teaches 1L students in the Academic Success and Professionalism Program and also teaches other upper level courses at NSU Law. She formerly served as Director of Alumni Relations for NSU Law from 2011-2016 and practiced law in South Florida since 1996.
Professor Emeritus Marc Rohr
Was awarded the 2018 Profile in Courage from the Broward Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, in recognition of his outstanding protection of the First Amendment.
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