SOURCE: Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

September 16, 2016 12:24 ET

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Law Program Partners With Hebrew University in New International Programs

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL--(Marketwired - September 16, 2016) - In an expansion of the international reach of its already-recognized global consortium, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has announced two new exciting educational initiatives with Israeli educators.

The College of Law is partnering with the Hebrew University (HU) Faculty of Law to provide a student exchange program, conducted at HU Law's Mount Scopus campus in Israel. Under a memorandum of Understanding, NSU will recognize the credits its students receive there and count them toward completion of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

The agreement also opens the door to future institutional cooperation, including teaching, research, exchange of faculty and students, and staff development between the two universities.

As part of the agreement, HU Law's faculty and PhD students will be able to conduct research at NSU Law and will be given dedicated space and library support. Additionally, HU Law faculty and students will be provided with all of NSU Law's Global Consortium for International Legal Education Member benefits.

"It's a welcome and timely opportunity for our students to broaden their horizons to include first-hand exposure to a critical arena in our world, giving our students a greater global perspective," said Jon M. Garon, dean of the Shepard Broad College of Law.

NSU also has appointed Rifat Azam, LL.D., as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Scholar in Residence. Professor Azam teaches and does research in tax law and policy, international taxation, e-commerce and human rights. His book on e-commerce taxation was published by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem press and his articles have been published by Virginia Tax Review and other leading law journals.

Professor Azam completed his studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Law in 2006 (LLB, LLM, LLD). He clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Israeli Supreme Court and served as legal assistant to the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court from 1997-2006. Professor Azam comes to the Shepard Broad College of Law after spending the past year at Columbia Law School as the Israel Institute Visiting Professor of Law. While at Columbia, he conducted international taxation research and taught on The Role of The Israeli Supreme Court in Democracy and Society.

"Strong Israeli partners are helping strengthen NSU Law's role throughout the region," Dean Garon added. "The combination of additional international partners with the College of Law and international visiting faculty enable NSU to provide a rich, multifaceted experience and broaden our students' preparedness for the global environment in which they practice law."

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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 Global Law Leadership Initiative. NSU Law students have a myriad of curricular opportunities, including a rich, diverse curriculum, concentrations in International Law or Health Law; dual degree programs abroad in Rome, Barcelona, or Prague; dual degree programs at many of NSU's 17 colleges; and much more. For more information, please visit

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