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NSU alumni attorneys engage with students in new pre-law mentorship program

Program focuses on undergraduate students

In November 2018, students from CAHSS’ Department of History and Political Science participated in a new pre-law mentorship program with lawyers from Broward County-based Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A, which was founded by two alumni of NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

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Students met with five attorneys, including John Stevens, who also earned a B.S. in Legal Studies from NSU. The attorneys offered their experience as mentors for 11 current DHPS undergrads who expressed interest in going to law school.

The new pre-law mentorship program coordinated by Associate Professor Stephen Ross Levitt, LL.M., is focused on giving students the opportunity to learn about different types of law practice and hearing about day-to-day experiences. The group of five lawyers discussed, among other things, the litigation process, working with homeowners associations on property-based civil cases, the experience of running a law practice, and tips on how to succeed in law school. They also heard about modern computer technology used by lawyers in court and case filings, as well as how the practice of family law.

“I found it insightful and engaging to learn about the responsibilities of working in different fields of law,” said student Austin Shutov.

Student Miriam Mahmoud said she was participating to gain insights from others who have been in the same position she is in now.

“I look forward to having many of my questions about law school, the LSAT, et cetera, answered by the mentors within the program,” she said. “This will give me a head start in overcoming the obstacles that lie before me.“

Space is limited, but students should contact Levitt at for information on the mentorship program and updates on future planned mentorship meetings.

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