ABA Required Disclosures

The following information is provided by Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in compliance with Standard 509 of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

2014 ABA STANDARD 509 INFORMATION REPORT
Information on:

  • Admissions Data
  • Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses
  • Conditional Scholarships, Grants and Scholarships
  • J.D. Enrollment Data
  • Faculty and Administration
  • J.D. Attrition
  • Bar Passage Rates (2011 - 2013)

CLASS OF 2013 ABA EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY

CURRICULAR OFFERINGS

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

REFUND POLICY

If a returning student withdraws from all classes after classes have begun, but before drop/add has ended, tuition is refunded. If a student withdraws from all classes after drop/add has ended, tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  1. Withdrawal within 5 business days from the end of drop/add, 25% of tuition is retained by the Law Center.
  2. Withdrawal within 10 business days from the end of drop/add, 50% of tuition is retained by the Law Center.
  3. Withdrawal within 15 business days from the end of drop/add, 75% of tuition is retained by the Law Center.
  4. Withdrawal on or after 15 business days from the end of drop/add, 100% of tuition is retained by the Law Center.
For Intensive Trial Advocacy, all portions of the tuition for this special class are nonrefundable. For International Programs, contact International Programs for exact policy.

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TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES

Advanced Standing
To receive credit for work done at an ABA approved (or state accredited) law school, a transfer student must earn the greater of a C or minimum grade that school requires as its graduation average. The transfer of credit form will indicate how many additional credits and which courses are required for graduation. A transfer student must earn at least 60 credits at the Law Center. The Associate Dean cannot reduce the number of credits earned at the Law Center below 60.

Foreign Attorneys
Foreign Attorneys will receive credit for no more than 30 credits of prior coursework. The transfer of credit form will indicate how many additional credits (60 or more) and which courses are required for graduation. Foreign attorneys in their final year at the Law Center will retain second year preference status for second year preference and required courses but will otherwise be treated as third year full-time and fourth year part-time students.

Visiting at Other Law Schools
To receive credit for work done as a visiting (transient) student at an ABA approved law school, an NSU Law Center student must earn the greater of a C or the minimum grade that school requires as its graduation average. The transfer of credit form will indicate whether an NSU student will be permitted to use a course taken elsewhere in satisfaction of a course that is required by the Law Center (an option only for students with at least a 2.60 cumulative grade point average) or to satisfy a Law Center prerequisite. The transfer of credit form will also indicate if a course will be subject to the 14-credit limit on non-classroom courses. No credit will be given for credits earned at other law schools if those credits would result in the student earning less than 60 credits at NSU Law Center.

Joint Degree Students
Joint degree students may count up to eight (8) credits in the other program toward their law degree (instead of the normal limit of four (4)).The increased limit applies only if the student completes the other degree before (or in the same semester) as the law degree. The additional four (4) credits will not count as non-classroom credits but is included in the overall 30 credit limit on courses taken other than at NSU Law Center.

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