Randolph Braccialarghe

Randolph Braccialarghe

Professor of Law


B.A., University of Michigan, 1970
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1977

Professor Randolph Braccialarghe joined Nova Southeastern University’s law faculty in 1983. He currently teaches Evidence and Professional Responsibility. He has also taught Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and was Co-Director of the Criminal Clinic for 13 years.

After receiving his B.A. (1970) from the University of Michigan and J.D. (1977) from the University of Miami School of Law,  Professor Braccialarghe practiced law in Fort Lauderdale, first as an assistant state attorney (1977-1981) and then as a commercial litigator (1981-1983) with English, McCaughan & O’Bryan.

Professor Braccialarghe has taught continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on Ethics, Evidence, and Criminal Law, for U.S. Magistrates on Judicial Ethics, and he has taught at trial training programs for prosecutors, public defenders and civil litigators.

In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Professor Braccialarghe to a four-year term as one of Florida’s three Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Professor Braccialarghe’s Florida Bar activities include:

Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar

  • 1987-1990

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committees

  • 1987-1990 - Committee “17-D” - Vice Chairman from 1988
  • 1994-1997 - Committee “17-D” - Vice Chairman and Chairman, 1997
  • 2005-2008 - Committee “17-A” - Vice Chairman and Chairman, 2007-8 

Special Committee on Perjured Testimony

  • 1987-1989

Special Counsel for The Florida Bar in a disbarment proceeding,

  • The Florida Bar v. Stephen Broudy
  • 1993-1994

Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee

  • 1993-1996, 2003- 2009, & 2014 - present 

Florida Bar Ethics 2000 Review Panel

  • 2001-2002

Expert Witness for the Florida Bar

  • The Florida Bar v. Brian Neiman    2001-2002
  • The Florida Bar v. Daryl Brown        2003

Expert Witness for the Judicial Qualifications Committee

  • The Florida JQC v. Laura Watson   2013-2014 

Special Committee to Review the ABA Model Rules 2002

  • 2002- 2005

Criminal Procedure Rules Committee

  • 2008- 2014 – Vice Chairman 2012-2014

In addition to consulting and testifying on ethics issues, Professor Braccialarghe represents applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and lawyers in Florida Bar discipline matters.

Raised in Recife, Brazil, Decatur, Illinois, and Córdoba, Argentina, Professor Braccialarghe has also lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Boston, Massachusetts, and Rome, Italy.

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