NSU Shepard Broad College of Law unveils new Concentration in Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, UNITED STATES

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE Fla., March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law (College of Law) has developed a new concentration in “Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law” for students completing the juris doctor degree. The new concentration capitalizes on the College of Law’s significant teaching and curriculum strengths in the field of intellectual property, matching these strengths to the current substantial market need for intellectual property specialists. The College of Law offers a concentration in Cybersecurity Law for graduate students in its Master of Science of Laws program, designed specifically for non-lawyers.

Students participating in the JD Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law concentration will complete a series of specialty courses, participate in a hands-on experiential course such as the Sharon & Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic, complete a seminar in the field and complete a public service commitment. Through these experiences, students completing the concentration will both learn the specialized legal area and have an opportunity to use that knowledge as active volunteers in the field.

Jon Garon, Dean of NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law, noted the concentration reflects a significant growth in student and employer interest in topics such as privacy, data security, and patent law. Garon added that the new concentration “is needed for lawyers serving both business and individual clients. Managing legal challenges from social media and computer hacking have clients facing new risks, while exploration of patents, trademarks, and copyrighted works enable clients to make significant financial gains.”

The JD Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law concentration is available to both entering and continuing students. Courses, conferences, and specialty programs have been added to the NSU Law curriculum over the past three years, enabling the law school to build on these courses for the new concentration.

For additional information, contact Kathleen Perez at Kperez1@nova.edu or 954 262-6295.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU.

Shepard Broad College of Law: Nova Southeastern University’s College of Law offers a cutting edge, skills-centered academic program in three-year full-time and four-year part-time divisions. With its recently redeveloped clinical programs, every NSU Law student is guaranteed a live-client experience. In-house clinical studies are supplemented by full-time field placement opportunities practicing law in Florida, across the United States, or select locations throughout the globe. To solidify student success after graduation, NSU Law pioneered a curriculum on the business of lawyering through the NSU Law Leadership Academy. NSU Law students have a myriad of curricular opportunities, including a rich, diverse curriculum, concentrations in International Law, Health Law or IP, Technology and Cybersecurity; dual degree programs abroad in Rome, Barcelona, or Prague; dual degree programs at many of NSU’s other 17 colleges; and much more.  For more information, please visit www.law.nova.edu.



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