Nova Law School

Shepard Broad Law Center, founded in 1974, is the law school of Nova Southeastern University. The Law Center is housed in Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall, located on Nova Southeastern University's main campus in Davie, Florida and is named after university founder Shepard Broad.The Law Center hosts over 1,000 students in both its day and evening programs. There is a full time faculty of 50, in addition to 65 adjuncts, many of whom are local judges. The Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.nsulaw.nova.edu
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admission@nsu.law.nova.edu
Location (Location) Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1974
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 150
Median GPA : 3.14
Acceptance Rate : 51%


Nova Law School Admissions

Nova Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 51% of its applicants. Comparatively, Nova is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 2044 1033 (50.54%) 369 (18.1%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.93 3.14 3.38
LSAT 147 150 153

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $34,330 $34,330
Part Time $25,895 $25,895
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $21,758
Living off-campus: $25,756
Living at home: $12,184

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 05/01
Application Fee : $53

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Nova Law School Community

Nova Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Nova is Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 52
  • Part Time : 50

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 22
  • # Minority Faculty : 12

RATIO

15.9 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Nova Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Nova Southeastern University 1L section size is 14% smaller than law schools in Florida and 3% smaller than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Nova Law School: 65
Florida Average: 74
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 1706
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 100
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 94
  • Law Journals : 109
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 54

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 18.6%
  • Second Year : 2.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Nova Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Nova Southeastern University class of 2013 had an employment rate of 81% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 90.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 71.0%
  • Business: 14.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Florida: 62%
  • New York: 2%
  • New Jersey: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 90.6%
  • First Time Takers: 288
  • Average School: 86.6%
  • Average State: 80.0%
  • Pass Difference: 6.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida : 80.0%
  • Passed : 226 of 261 (86.6%)
  • State Average : 80.0%
  • Difference : 6.6%
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