Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center (NSU Law) offers a wide variety of international and comparative learning opportunities, which include courses in International Law, Dual-Degree and Semester Abroad programs, clinical opportunities, research opportunities, and moot court competitions. NSU Law also provides students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in International Law.
Most of the world operates under a civil law system. Only the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and several other countries follow the common law principles that were originally developed in England and adopted in the United States during the colonial period.
NSU Law dual-degree students attend either the University of Barcelona in Spain, Roma Tre in Italy, or Charles University in the Czech Republic for one semester during their second year of law school. Following graduation from NSU Law, students may choose to return to Barcelona, Rome or Prague to complete the program's course of study. Students that participate in Spain and Italy and successfully complete the program will earn a general law degree and will be eligible to take the foreign nation's bar exam. Students that successfully complete the program in the Czech Republic will earn an LLM degree in either International Human Rights and Environmental Law or Central European and Czech Law and Business.
Semester Abroad Programs
NSU Law offers opportunities to spend one semester at either Roma Tre in Italy or Charles University in Prague. NSU Law students who participate receive credit for classes that are taught in English at these partner universities.