Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center | February 2015

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Public Interest Fellowship recipients Shatoria Means, Toni Pollard, and Yineth Sanchez, who spoke at the Career and Professional Development Office's Career Cafe on February 5th, led by Jennifer Gordon, Director of Public Interest Programs


Register Now! February 12-13, 2015


Register now for the 2015 Symposium, New Media and Old Metaphors, a joint production of the Nova Law Review and NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS).  Sixteen speakers and roundtable discussions will highlight cutting edge changes to the sports and media marketplace.



Christine Corcos, Louisiana State University 
"For Entertainment Only": Psychics and Mediums On the Air


Bruce Epperson, Bruce Epperson PA 
From the Statute of Anne to Z. Z. Top: The Strange World of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings 


Michael M. Epstein, Southwestern Law School 
Reclaiming the Promise of Free Local Broadcasting: Spectrum Reallocation and Public Interest in the Post-Aereo Age 


Brian L. Frye, University of Kentucky 
Charity as Innovation
Jon M. Garon, NSU Shepard Broad Law Center 
Video Games and Virtual Rights 

Bruce Hay, Harvard University
From Digital Art Forgery to Digital Art Forensics
Kalyan Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels 
Indian Media and  Metaphors - A Peek into Copyright Issues


Philip Klein, Klein Law 
The View from Hollywood 


Jennifer Kreder, Northern Kentucky University
The Future of Databases and Holocaust-era Art Claims


Bram A. Maravent, Esq. 
Putting On the Hits:  The Stakes of High School and Collegiate Athletics

Lucille M. Ponte, Florida Coastal School of Law
Protecting Brand Image or Gaming the System? Consumer "Gag" Contracts in an Age of Crowdsourced Ratings and Reviews 


Bruce Rogow, NSU Shepard Broad Law Center and Mickey Osterreicher, National Press Photographers Association
Transformative Use from Cariou v. Prince to Campbell v. Acuff Rose


Chrissie Scelsi, Scelsi Entertainment & New Media Law
Care and Feeding of Privacy Policies and Keeping the   Big Data Monster At Bay: Legal Concerns in the Age of the Internet of Things 


James H. Schnare II, Nicklaus Companies 
Laws of Attraction in the 21st Century: The Need for a Unified Legal Theory of Goodwill in the Age of Image Advertising, Global Celebrity and the Internet


Amanda Schreyer, Prince Lobel Tye LLP  
Marketers & Influencers, Native Advertising & Sponsored Content: New Advertising Models Online 


Daniel Wallach, Becker & Poliakoff 
Fantasy Leagues and Real Money: How Fantasy Leagues are Changing the Business of Sports 


Jason Zenor, State University of New York at Oswego
Acts of Journalism: Refocusing Statutory Protections of Newsgathering and Publishing

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Stephan, Director of Development.

For the full schedule and to register and pay online, click here.


For more information contact the Nova Law Review at

Lawyers Tell Stories: "My Brother's Keeper"


On Wednesday, February 18th, in celebration of Black History Month, NSU Black Law Students Association and NSU Shepard Broad Law Center present their second annual storytelling event and networking reception. This year's theme is "My Brother's Keeper." 

Members of our legal community will share stories about the exceptional black men in their lives. The storytellers who have committed thus far are widely known for their skills.

This event is free to the public, but advance RSVP is required.

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2014
Networking Reception: 5:30 PM
Storytelling: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Huizenga Business School
Executive Conference Room 3000
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Law Center Plus: Continuing Your Legal Education

"The New Practice of Family Law in a Rapidly Changing Society"


Join Us on February 20, 2015 

from 7:30AM to 9:30AM

Shepard Broad Law Center - Atrium

Space is limited! Click here to register. Advanced registration required.


The Honorable Renee Goldenberg (JD '84) will help you learn the practice skills needed to successfully represent your client in a variety of family law matters, including dissolution, domestic violence, paternity, emergency issues, and final hearings.  


The Florida Bar approved 2.0 CLE credits (general) for this seminar.  Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.


Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30AM.  Seminar begins promptly at 8:00AM.

Law Center Plus Seminar Series: Continuing Your Legal Education


Law Center Plus provides ongoing skills training and other resources for our alumni, especially our newest members.  A series of ten seminars each year will include practice skills that will build confidence among new attorneys and educate all our alumni seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.  Seminars are held monthly on Friday mornings at the Law Center and are free to alumni in their first 24 months post-graduation.  Other alumni and attorneys may attend for a registration fee.  All attendees receive a continental breakfast and CLE credits.

Upcoming Law Center Plus Seminars:

March 13, 2015

Writing to Win: How Theory Meets Practice 
Registration is Now Open for this Seminar
Seminar speakers include:
  • Olympia Duhart, Professor of Law at NSU Shepard Broad Law Center and Co-President of SALT
  • Camille Lamar, Associate Professor of Law at NSU Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Beverly Pohl, Esq., Partner at Broad and Cassel, Chair of the firm's statewide Appellate Law Practice Group, and Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar

April 17, 2015

Deposition Despots: Managing Difficult Attorneys and Witnesses

Seminar speakers include:

  • Michael Flynn, Professor of Law at NSU Shepard Broad Law Center and Program Director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Jeremy Singer, Esq. Attorney at Greenberg Traurig, concentrating in Commercial Litigation
  • Natalie Giachos, Esq., Attorney at Boyar & Freeman, P.A. concentrating in Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation

May 15, 2015

Board Certification: Reaching the Pinnacle of Practice

Speakers include:


Registration for upcoming Law Center Plus Seminars will open each month as the year progresses. Click here to register for the February seminar.

To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, click here.

The  Shepard Broad Moot Court Society Prepares for the 2015 ABA Moot Court Competition

The Shepard Broad Moot Court Society is sending a team to the 2015 ABA Moot Court Competition in San Francisco.  Alumni can support our students and help them gain national recognition by coaching the team to success. The team's practice schedule runs through February 23, 2015 and you can sign up for coaching time slots .


Please contact Storm Tropea at with your availability.  For further questions, please contact Brittany Henderson, Moot Court Executive Justice for Teams, at

Building Trial Skills Presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy


Professor Mark Dobson, along with colleagues and alumni from the Shepard Broad Law Center, will teach NITA's learning-by-doing method of learning, practicing, and perfecting skills in the art of advocacy, persuasion, and communication Monday, March 2, through Saturday, March 7, 2015. Learning-by-doing exercises are supplemented by lectures and trial demonstrations led by faculty and student volunteer witnesses. Topics covered include: opening statements, closing arguments, direct- and cross-examinations, impeachment, redirect, evidentiary foundations, and modern voire dire.


Also teaching with Professor Dobson are: Jayme Cassidy, Director of the NSU Veterans Law Clinic and Adjunct Professor; Charles Morton, Adjunct Professor; Maxine Streeter, Adjunct Professor and Alumna (1991); Randy Rosenblum, Esq., Alumnus (1993); Maria Schneider, Adjunct Professor and Alumna (1987); and Tania Williams, Critical Skills Instructor and Alumna (2002).


The program concludes with a full jury trial.  Attorneys may observe jury deliberation via closed circuit TV and, afterwards, ask the jurors questions, and get juror feedback. NITA offers a 15% discount to Shepard Broad alumni when registrants enter the code NOVA on the application form. Click here to register.

Public Interest Law Society Annual Auction


NSU's Public Interest Law Society is hosting its Annual Auction on March 12, 2015 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Vibe/YOLO in Fort Lauderdale.


The auction is intended to celebrate the work of our previous Public Interest Fellows, and to raise funds to continue the public interest tradition that is such a fundamental piece of the academic experience at NSU Shepard Broad.


Join us for an evening with alumni faculty, friends and the South Florida legal community to celebrate our students.


Public Interest Law Society Auction

March 12, 2015

6:00PM to 9:00PM

Vibe Las Olas

301 East Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Bid on themed prizes and unique experiences during our silent and live auctions.  The proceeds of the auction are used to fund the various Public Interest Fellowships available at NSU Shepard Broad Law Center.


Entertainment begins at 6:00PM.  Live auction begins at 7:00PM.  Silent auction ends at 8:00PM.  Winners must be present to claim their prize.


We encourage you to submit an item or experience as a donation for the auction.  In past years, alumni and friends have donated:

  • Dinner with an attorney
  • Experiences in the community
  • A round of golf
  • Tickets to a sporting event
  • Weekend getaways

To donate an item or experience, please contact Alexandra Brady, Public Interest Law Society Auction Chair at


You may also choose to fully fund a fellowship which will carry your name.  For full fellowship sponsorship information, please contact Jennifer Gordon, Esq., Director of Public Interest Programs at


CLE Credits Available for First-Year LSV Volunteer Competition Judges


Competition judges are needed fot the First-Year LSV Mandatory Oral Arguments.  Practicing attorneys are invited to judge competition rounds on the following dates: 

  • Friday, March 27, 2015
    • Competition rounds are held from 4:00PM-6:00PM and 7:00PM-9:00PM
    • Dinner will be provided at 6:00PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 
    • Competition rounds are held from 9:00AM-11:00AM 
    • Breakfast will be provided at 8:00AM  

CLE Credits are available.  Sign up here. For more information, please contact Matthew Hinds, Moot Court Executive Justice for Competitions at

Brand You!

What does your personal brand say about you? NSU Alumni Association presents an evening with Tonya Evans, Founder & President, Style Strategist Inc., to learn more about your personal brand image and how to communicate it.

Presentations held in Fort Lauderdale March 4th, Miami March 11th, and Orlando April 9th.

Register today:
Campus News

Career and Professional Development Annual Employment Survey for December 2013 and May 2014 Graduates


The office of Career and Professional Development is preparing the annual Employment Survey for those who graduated in December 2013 or May 2014.  Every law school is required to compile the post-graduation information for the ABA as part of the law school's accreditation. Full and accurate disclosure of our employment information is very important for incoming students as well as the law school. Please do your part of providing us this information and helping us provide timely, accurate information. Thank you!

  1. To access the survey, log into Symplicity by going to

  2. Click the "Student/Alumni" link

  3.  Enter your Symplicity Username and Password.  Your username should be your email address

  4. Once you've logged in, you will see the "Welcome NSU Class of 2014 Graduate" announcement at the top of the homepage.  The Graduate Employment Survey can be accessed by clicking where it says, "Please click this link

Please help NSU by updating your information today.

Part-Time (Evening) Division Alumni Survey


NSU Law's Faculty would like to hear from you.  As part of ongoing efforts to improve the school and our programs, the faculty's Curriculum Committee and Program Review Committee are reviewing the part-time program.   We hope you will assist those committeesby completing the anonymous survey.


The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete. Both committees greatly value your feedback and rely on your experience to improve the program for the students who will follow you.


The survey will remain open until February 23, 2015, but please fill out the survey as soon as possible so we know we have a strong showing with valid data. Your participation makes a great difference.  Thank you very much.


For additional information, please feel free to contact Professor Kathy L. Cerminara, (954) 262-6193, or on behalf of the Program Review Committee or Professor Debra Moss Curtis, (954) 262-6296, or on behalf of the Curriculum Committee.

Professors Host Workshop for Students: The Importance of Professionalism in Adversarial Writing

Professors Olympia Duhart, Jane Cross, Camille Lamar, Heather Baxter, and Marilyn Uzdavines organized the second annual workshop, The Importance of Professionalism in Adversarial Legal Writing: A Judicial Roundtable Discussion.  Held on January 30, 2015, the workshop gave first year law students an opportunity to meet local judges at the Broward Courthouse and learn to be effective advocates in court.


Judicial panelists were: The Honorable Melanie G. May (NSU JD 1981), Fourth District Court of Appeal (Florida); The Honorable Mily R. Powell, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida; The Honorable Elijah H. Williams, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida; The Honorable Robert F. Diaz (NSU JD 1984), Broward County Court.


Students and judges also formed small, interactive discussion groups to talk about various aspects of professionalism in court. The afternoon event concluded with reception at the courthouse café, where students and judges spoke informally about mentoring, judicial internships, and career options for lawyers.

Support the Shepard Broad Law Center Annual Fund


As we begin the new year, please consider supporting the Shepard Broad Law Center with a gift to the law school's Annual Fund. These gifts have meaningful impact on legal education by allowing the Law Center to direct gifts to the areas where they are needed most, supporting initiatives such as student scholarships, clinical education, co-curricular experiences, and pro bono and professional development opportunities.


If you prefer to designate your gift more specifically, you can help to shape the area of your choice. No matter where you decide to focus your support, your gift is always helpful - and very much appreciated. If you would like to learn more about opportunities to support the Shepard Broad Law Center, please contact Director of Development, Susan Stephan, at 954-262-6261 or Thank you!


Student Spotlight
Student Takes 2nd Place in ACLM Student Writing Competition

Maureen DeAngles (2L) Treasurer of PULSE! won the 2nd place award in the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Ethics.  Her paper is titled National Electronic Health Record Database Regulation and Synchronization of National and State Privacy Laws Needed to Increase the Efficiency and Reduce Costs in Healthcare.  The ACLM will recognize Maureen at the ACLM 55th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada February 26 - March 1, 2015. 
Faculty Update

Professor Dale: "Building a Better Mouse Trap"

Professor Michael Dale presented, "Building a Better Mouse Trap:  Critical Skills in Child Advocacy" for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) at its Boulder, Colorado headquarters on January 28, 2015.   His presentation was webcast across the U.S. to lawyers who represent parties in juvenile delinquency, dependency, and termination of parental rights cases. Dale specifically addressed handling repeated issues and evidence in trials concerning child advocacy cases.   His presentation is available on the NITA website.
Dean Garon Discusses Law Review Symposium on The Rick Sanchez Show 

Jon Garon, Dean and Professor of Law, spoke about the Shepard Broad Law Center's 2015 Symposium, "New Media and Old Metaphors" on The Rick Sanchez Show, WIOD 610 AM Radio on February 9, 2015.  Garon discussed the transformative impact of new media on traditional entertainment and media such as journalism, sports, film, broadcast, gaming, music and advertising.  The 2015 Symposium brings together lawyers and scholars from across the US and around the world for an interdisciplinary look at these issues.  The show podcast is available here.

Professor Richard Grosso for National Geographic

Professor Richard Grosso was quoted in National Geographic's February 2015 issue. The article, "Treading Water" is about climate change economics. Grosso discusses how fragile South Florida's coastline is because of changes caused by climate change. He and several of his colleagues opine that business and development are only some areas adversely affected by the rising tides.  

Professor Joel Mintz for the Environmental Forum


Professor Joel Mintz co-authored an article titled, "Restating Environmental Law" (40 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law '15). The article expands on a shorter piece published in the Environmental Forum, where Mintz calls on the American Law Institute (ALI) to undertake the restatement project.

Becka Rich for Spectrum Magazine

Becka Rich, Senior Associate Director of the Law Library Technology Center, wrote "The Right to E-Read," an article about e-book lending rights and laws of the US and Europe.  Her article is published in the March 2015 edition of Spectrum, a magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Professor Michael Richmond Leads Discussion at "The Big Read" 

Professor Michael Richmond participated "The Big Read," an annual community service program of the Broward Public Library system in which middle school and high school students from across Broward County read the same book and participate in themed activities that correspond with the book. This year, students read "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Harper Lee. Professor Richmond led a discussion titled, "Do the Right Thing," where he met with mentees and mentors from 100 Black Men of South Florida. The group discussed racial injustice and the courage of the book's protagonist, Atticus Finch, who defended his client against false accusations while facing the community's scorn for taking the case. 

Class Actions

Four NSU Shepard Broad Alumni Receive The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2015 


The Florida Bar recognized 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at their awards ceremony held on January 29, 2015, at the Supreme Court of Florida.  The awards are intended to encourage pro bono service among lawyers by recognizing those who make significant public service commitments and are dedicated to raising public awareness of the volunteer services provided throughout the state.  Florida Bar President Gregory W. Coleman presented the awards.  Read the Florida Bar press release about the event.

Four NSU Shepard Broad Alumni were recognized at the ceremony: Anne E. Hinds, 15th Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County); Michael G. Howard, 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard and Seminole counties); Richard A. Perry, 5th Judicial Circuit (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties); and Elizabeth Ricci, 2nd Judicial Circuit (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties). Pictured below, from left to right.


Daniel Devine (JD 2011) has been promoted to shareholder at Santucci Priore, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Devine focuses on intellectual property, civil litigation, appeals and bankruptcy.


Preston J. Fields, Sr., (JD 1990) a shareholder with Preston J. Fields, P.A., in Palm Beach Gardens, FL was elected vice president of Operations of the Gulf Stream Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Fields practices civil trial litigation and real estate law.


Paul L Luger (JD 1992), a partner with Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox, Waranch & Westcott, P.A. since 2002 has been named managing partner of the Fort Pierce, Florida office. Luger focuses on workers' compensation, and has significant expertise in the professional employer organization, institutional and health care sectors. Luger serves as Mayor of the Town of Sewall's Point, as an advisor to the mayor of Stuart/Martin County, and as a member of both the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and the Florida League of Cities Legislative Planning Committee.


George L. Metcalfe, Jr. (JD 2012) joined Richman Greer as an Associate at its Miami, FL office. Metcalfe will focus his practice on probate administration and litigation, tax, international and domestic estate planning, and corporate law.


Richard Perry (JD 1984) with Richard A. Perry, P.A. in Ocala, Florida was awarded the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the 5th Judicial Circuit for the second time.  He was also the 2004 winner. He was recognized for providing legal representation to those who cannot afford an attorney. Perry was featured in a January 26, 2015 article in the Ocala Star Banner. He practices bankruptcy and commercial litigation.


Marissa J. Pullano (JD 2008), an attorney with Brinkley Morgan in Fort Lauderdale, Florida spoke at the Broward County Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Boot Camp Series on January 27, 2015. Pullano spoke with Broward Circuit Judge Stacy Ross (JD 1997) and Robert Kelley (JD 1981) partner at Kelley Uustal in Fort Lauderdale, in a segment entitled, "I Filed My First Motion, Now What?"  Pullano is active in a number of local bar associations and serves on several Florida Bar committees.  Admitted to practice in New York and Florida, she practices marital and family law.


Rachel Ricci (JD 2002), an associate with Broad and Cassel in West Palm Beach, Florida was named to the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches' Board of Directors for 2015. Ricci practices commercial, multi-use and residential real estate law.

NSU Alumni Association Events

The NSU Alumni Association (NSUAA) hosts a variety of programs and events to keep you involved and active throughout the year.  All alumni are welcome, including law.  


Be sure to check out some of the upcoming events listed for the opportunity to reconnect with NSU and fellow alumni!


Click here for a full list.

Join Fellow Alumni to Support Florida Sports
Tampa Bay Lightning v.
St. Louis Blues

On Thursday, February 12 meet NSU Alumni at the Tampa Bay Times Forum to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the St. Louis Blues. Tickets are $15 and include one drink, appetizers, and a host of networking opportunities. Space is limited. Buy tickets here.
Florida Panthers v. Chicago Blackhawks

NSU Alumni Take Over Night at the Florida Panthers Game Thursday February 26th at 7:30 PM! Enjoy an evening at the Sky Club at the BB&T Arena. Tickets are $35 and include unlimited food and drinks. Limit four (4) tickets per alumnus on a first-come, first-served basis.  Buy tickets here.
Atlanta Hawks v.
Miami Heat

The Atlanta Hawks face off against the Miami Heat on Friday, March 27th at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta. Watch the pre-game shoot around and gain access to the fan tunnel.  Tickets are $65 each, and include one meal voucher.  Limit four (4) tickets per alumnus.  Limited seating available. Buy tickets here.
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