The Academic Program at NSU LAW
NSU Law offers a rigorous academic program. We pride ourselves on preparing graduates to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the courtroom or boardroom. The curriculum combines traditional doctrinal courses with courses that focus on specialized areas within law. In addition, the NSU Law curriculum adds skills and simulations, support, and clinical and externship courses. Our academic options expand to include international study, international dual-degree programs, and joint degree options that combine law and other disciplines.
Our faculty has a long tradition of teaching excellence and a high-level of involvement in the life and activities of the NSU Law community. An open-door policy and wireless communication make teachers very accessible to students and limits on the size of first-year sections increase individualized feedback for our students. The faculty's expertise is reflected in rich classroom discussion and a wide range of scholarly publications and professional service. They are true mentors and role models that challenge and inspire our students.
Students in both the three-year full-time J.D. program and the four-year part-time evening J.D. program follow a combination of required and elective courses to craft an individual course of study, often concentrating a portion of electives in an area of study that aligns with their interests and career goals. Appreciating the diverse range of courses offered at NSU Law is easier when grouped by broad subject area. Course descriptions are found at this link and there are links to faculty biographies and CVs by clicking on the professor's name.
Course GroupingsAdministrative Law and Government Regulation
Arbitration and Mediation
Clinics and Externships
Commercial and Business Law
Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
Courts and Civil Litigation
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Entertainment and Sports Law
Environmental and Land Use Law
Intellectual Property Law
International and Comparative Law
Law and Other Disciplines
Real Estate Law
Research, Writing, Competitions and Publication Courses
Skills and Simulations
Wills, Trusts and Estates