Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center is a private school founded in 1974. It was named after Shepard Broad who founded Broad and Cassel in Miami Beach in 1946. Broad also dabbled in philanthropic work and created an underground infrastructure to fundraise funds for Israel and help Holocaust survivors.
In 1997 Nathan Avrunin graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Law School with his Juris Doctorate degree. Making his studies his main priority, he graduated not only with honors, but in the top 5% of his class. Mr. Avrunin also received the Book Award for having the highest grade for Administrative Law.
Serving on the Board of Editors of Nova’s Law Review, Mr. Avrunin contributed to the publishing of outstanding and timely commentary provided by local judges, legal practitioners, law professors, and students. Nova Law Review is published triannually – every October, November, and March. Being on the Board of Editors also gave Mr. Avrunin an advantage in preparation for his career. The process of compiling and writing content for the Law Review helped him learn the skill of legal research and analysis, all which has helped catapult his successful career. Each member is required to contribute a piece to each issue as well as work as a team to produce the final product.
Mr. Avrunin also had the opportunity to participate in a Disability Law Fellowship while attending Nova. The full time fellowship provided firsthand experience at a law firm while being supervised and guided by the staff. To qualify for a fellowship, students have to be in good standing with their law school. Mr. Avrunin’s passion, background, personal story, commitment and academic achievements were all reviewed as some of the qualifications that make up the selection criteria.