Law Curriculum Sorting Guide: International Consortium for Global Legal Education

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NSU Law is an international community in the heart of the United States’ vibrant southern global gateway. As part of our commitment to global education and domestic diversity, we invite you to join our International Consortium for Global Legal Education. NSU Law is pleased to provide your students, recent graduates and faculty the opportunity to promote a diverse global legal community, develop best practices in legal education, and encourage research through membership as a Consortium Partner University and participation in a number of programs.

For more than a decade, NSU Law has worked in close collaboration with many colleagues and students from around the world.  These enormously positive and worthwhile experiences for both our faculty and students have been the motivating factor in creating this Consortium. We hope that you will join us in the effort to advance global diversity in legal education. Become part of a dynamic network of legal educators from around the world who share this vision for their students and for themselves.

The Accelerated Juris Doctor Program

NSU Law offers both students and recent graduates of Consortium Partner Universities the opportunity to enroll in its Accelerated Juris Doctor For Foreign Lawyers Program ("Accelerated JD Program'). This Program enables candidates to earn a full U.S. JD in as little as 24 months following the completion of their first degree in law. To support the transition of non-U.S. law students, the Program offers a series of free, asynchronous online courses specifically designed to introduce the students to U.S. legal history, common law practice, English professional communications, and legal philosophy and logic. This specialized curriculum, unique to NSU Law, serves as a bridge from the student’s undergraduate legal education to the specific educational model required for U.S. legal education. Upon successful completion of this Program, graduates will obtain the academic credentials to sit for any U.S. bar exam.[1]

Accelerated JD Program applicants from a Consortium Partner University are offered additional benefits, including dual-enrollment opportunities, scholarships, and the option of earning a third degree:[2]

[1] Each U.S. State has its own eligibility and licensing requirements.  A candidate seeking to become licensed in a particular State should visit that State's Bar website to determine eligibility.

[2] Lawyers who have earned their first degree in law outside the United States may seek entry into the Program without the requirement that the degree be granted by a Consortium Partner University.  However, applicants from non-Consortium University Partners are not eligible for the benefits outlined in this Invitation.  For additional information regarding the Accelerated JD Program for Foreign Lawyers, please see the Program Description at the bottom of this page.


Dual-Enrollment for Current Consortium Partner University Students

Most candidates for the Accelerated JD Program are individuals who already have earned their first degree in law. However, for Consortium Partner Universities, NSU Law offers a limited number of opportunities for its current students to enroll at NSU Law while still studying at their home institution. The Dual-Enrollment option requires the acceptance by Consortium Partner Universities of NSU Law JD credits to help students simultaneously complete their law studies.

A Consortium Partner University that seeks to offer the dual-enrollment option will coordinate with NSU Law to identify the particular course of study that will assure that the dual-enrolled student can fulfill all graduation and licensure obligations in both jurisdictions. Schools need not offer the dual-enrollment option to participate in the Consortium.



Triple Degree Option

Students who would like to take advantage of a triple degree option may undertake additional coursework to earn the degree of Master of Science in Law and Policy. These students participate in a summer session between their first and second year at NSU Law. Students choose from a core of courses focusing on transnational regulation, international human rights, cross-border finance, international trade, conflict of laws, immigration, or natural resource law. Students may substitute other NSU Law summer immersion courses upon academic approval. Students who complete the second summer session are then eligible to continue to complete additional course work and a master's thesis.


Buenos AiresScholarships for Consortium Partner University Graduates and Students

In recognition of the importance of the Consortium to the advancement of global legal education, NSU Law provides an additional annual scholarship of $3,000 to students who either received their first law degree at a Consortium Partner University or who currently are enrolled in a first degree law program at a Consortium Partner University. This scholarship is in addition to any other award received by the student.

Annual tuition and fees for the Accelerated JD Program is equal to the current academic year tuition charged by NSU Law. Both merit scholarships and tuition adjustments are available to all applicants. For additional information regarding tuition, scholarships and tuition adjustments, please see the Accelerated JD Program Description.


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Study Abroad Program

For more information on our study abroad programs for Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College Students, please see the webpage for our International Programs.

CoffeeFaculty Training

The Consortium also creates an opportunity for member schools to collaborate on teaching, scholarship, learning, and methods that increase student success.

NSU Law will offer an annual, one-week intensive training program for junior Consortium faculty. This program will emphasize training faculty to use active pedagogy. Participants will learn how to develop workshops, clinical education, and formative assessment methodologies to make them stronger educators. They will also receive support on their academic research and become part of a global exchange network.


Faculty Exchanges

Consortium Partner Universities are encouraged to provide faculty exchange opportunities.  The funding, length of stay, and other details for each particular exchange will be coordinated at the time arrangements are made. NSU Law is also happy to offer research accommodation to Consortium Partner University law faculty hoping to complete research in the United States.

Eva Andres, University of Barcelona

Tim Arcaro, NSU Law

Lidia Arnau Ravetnos University of Barcelona

Tim Canova, NSU Law

Jane Cross, NSU Law

Douglas Lee Donoho, NSU Law

Robert M. Jarvis, NSU Law

Helena Krejcikova, Charles University (Prague)

Jan Kudrna, Charles University (Prague)

Francesco Mezzanotte, Roma Tre University 

Giacomo Rojas, Roma Tre University

Florence Shu-Acquaye, NSU Law  

Daniel Vazquez, University of Barcelona

James D. Wilets, NSU Law

Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovic, Roma Tre University

Karolina Žákovská, Charles University (Prague)

Consortium University Partners:

College of the Bahamas (Bahamas)

Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Universidad El Bosque (Colombia)

Eugene Depuch Law School (Bahamas)

Università Europea di Roma (Italy)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Hugh Wooding Law School (Trinidad)

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)

McGill University (Canada)

National Law School of India University Bangalore (India)

Norman Manley Law School (Jamaica)

Ragiv Gandhi National University of Law (India)

Università degli Studi, Roma Tre (Italy)

Universidad del Salvador (Argentina)

University of Sheffield (England)

Symbiosis Law School (India)

Unisa College of Law (South Africa)

Yeditepe University Law School (Turkey)

Additional Faculty Members From:

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Kumamoto University (Japan)

To discuss membership in the Consortium or should you have other questions, please feel free to contact Catherine Arcabascio, Associate Dean for International programs at

For other information about NSU Law, please visit our website at

The 2017 Faculty Training Workshop: “Educating Millennials And Beyond”


July 25th-28th 2017

Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad College of Law
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Topics Include:

  • Technology
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  • Global Perspective
  • Experiential Learning/Teaching

Invitation only.

Attendance is free of charge; seating is limited and registration will be honored on a first come, first served basis.


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Travel Information

Hotel options

All rates are based on using the corporate/rate code: NSU

Extended Stay America Fort Lauderdale - Davie

$63/night, 2 miles from campus

•This casual aparthotel is economical and the closest option to campus.


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale - Plantation

$121/night, 3.5 miles from campus

•This is the largest hotel within 5 miles of campus.

• For further questions about lodging or general questions about South Florida, feel free to contact



You may want to rent a car during your visit to South Florida. Public transportation is extremely limited, especially near campus, and there is quite a bit to do in the area during your free time. If you choose to take a taxi, it will cost between $80-$100 from the Miami airport and $30-$40 from the Fort Lauderdale airport. There is also a shared shuttle service from the Miami airport, which would cost $40-$50.


For shuttle service from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Super Shuttle is one service that is commonly used:


Admission Information

For more details and admission requirements, visit the Accelerated J.D. Program for Foreign Lawyers page.