FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law's Legal Research and Writing Program has been ranked 18th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Its Trial Advocacy Program moved up more than 50 spots and is now ranked 50th nationally and the Health Law Program is ranked 54th nationally and is tied for the highest ranked program in Florida. In addition, the NSU Law Part-Time Law program is now ranked in the top 50 Law Schools.
"Our faculty, across multiple areas, have developed exemplary national programs in these important, practice ready specialties," said Debra Vollweiler, Interim Dean of the law school. "They bring their national expertise into the classroom and community on a daily basis."
These successes are due to the teaching, scholarship, and broad interdisciplinary engagement of the NSU Law faculty and staff and NSU leadership. As experts in their field, the faculty in these programs continue to focus on student success through engaging research and national symposiums, conferences and publications.
Legal Research and Writing (LRW) offers a student-centered approach to legal writing instruction that integrates legal analysis with practical skills and professionalism. Our exceptional LRW faculty members, led by Dean Olympia Duhart, have diverse practice expertise and are active leaders with the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. In addition to LRW, faculty members teach a wide array of courses, including experiential and doctrinal classes. Like all NSU Law faculty, they pride themselves on their commitment to student and community involvement.
NSU Law's trial advocacy program highlights the impact of a litigation and dispute resolution programs dedicated to developing professional writing and oral communication skills. NSU Law students hone their professional skills to meet the challenges of the modern legal practice. An effective mix of specialized skills courses, clinical and field placement and extracurricular offerings, and students' determination, dedication, success in written briefs, in trials settings, and in appellate settings set them apart. NSU Law advocacy programs are successful because of the dedication and inspiration of the alumni community, coaches and preeminent faculty.
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SOURCE Nova Southeastern University