Joshua Higgins is a Juris Doctorate candidate for May 2011. He is the Chairperson of Administration for the Moot Court Honor Society and will represent Nova in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, to compete during the winter 2010 semester. In addition, he is the secretary of the National Security and Law Society, a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the International Law Student Association, and a research assistant for Professor Heather Baxter.
Prior to attending law school at NSU, Joshua attended the University at Buffalo, graduating magna cum laude with degrees in English (departmental honors) and Sociology. While there, he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and was one of only 82 students out of a graduating class of more than 2,500 to be named a Renaissance Scholar. In addition, he became an honorary teacher’s assistant to Professor Howard Wolf after his first year. Joshua also spent two years writing a well-received honors thesis entitled “Idealism in Nature: The Films of Terrence Malick,” which he is currently working on extending into book form.
Joshua is originally from Clifton Park, New York, where his parents reside, and has a brother who is a law school graduate and attorney in Jacksonville. In his spare time, Joshua loves abstract painting, playing sports, and reading.