Legal Incubator program to benefit NSU law graduates while providing services to veterans and the community

Jan 11, 2016, 15:28 ET from Nova Southeastern University

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shepard Broad College of Law will launch a Legal Incubator program, a new opportunity for Nova Southeastern University (NSU) law graduates to start their own solo, small firm or non-profit practices while serving military veterans and lower income individuals.

The innovative program, operating in coordination with the college's existing Veterans Law Clinic, will allow NSU law graduates to attain valuable legal and business experience while launching a practice and provide the new attorneys the affordable infrastructure and basic training to get established.

The integration of the NSU Law Incubator with the full-service Veteran's Clinic provides a truly unique resource for both our graduates and the communities they serve," said College of Law Dean Jon M. Garon. This model combines cutting-edge, post-graduate education essential for new lawyers while greatly expanding our service to the Veteran community."

Garon said the Legal Incubator program will provide new attorneys with mentoring, training and support from experienced attorneys, alumni and other professionals in the legal community while including collaboration with peers, clients and the community. Benefits such as office sharing will help make it affordable.

Florida has a large veteran population requiring assistance from legal counsel to successfully navigate legal issues following the end of their public service. The veteran community also has a significant lower income population that cannot afford full-price legal services.

"The Legal Incubator and the Veteran's Clinic are just two of the more recent innovations at NSU Law which emphasize a long-standing commitment to hands-on clinical education and professional preparedness," added Dean Garon.

Attorneys interested in participating in the Legal Incubator will be selected from among qualified applicants. Applicants must be willing to commit to one year participation. The deadline to apply for the program is Feb. 1, 2016. For more information on the Legal Incubator or the application requirements, visit the Incubator webpage.

Shepard Broad College of Law: Nova Southeastern University's College of Law offers a cutting edge, skills-centered academic program in three-year full-time and four-year part-time divisions. With its recently redeveloped clinical programs, every NSU Law student is guaranteed a live-client experience. In-house clinical studies are supplemented by full-time field placement opportunities practicing law in Florida, across the United States, or select locations throughout the globe. To solidify student success after graduation, NSU Law pioneered a curriculum on the business of lawyering through the Global Law Leadership Initiative. NSU Law students have a myriad of curricular opportunities, including a rich, diverse curriculum, concentrations in International Law or Health Law; dual degree programs abroad in Rome, Barcelona, or Prague; dual degree programs at many of NSU's 17 colleges; and much more.  For more information, please visit: www.law.nova.edu/

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

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