Student Organization Handbook 2023-2024


B LETTER FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENTS Dear student leaders, Being a leader of NSU Law’s prestigious student organizations fulfills an important role. As a student organization leader, your efforts provide your NSU Law colleagues with opportunities to explore practice areas of interest, build a dynamic community with those with similar and unfamiliar backgrounds, pursue extracurricular excellence, and create networks that will enrich your academic and professional pursuits. In your role, you provide professional development opportunities that students need to become effective lawyers. The impact you have on our community is immeasurable. Please use this handbook as a guide to answer most questions you might have about the administration of your organization. I know there will be issues that come up along the way, so as the dean of students, I am offering my support to assist you. I also welcome your feedback on areas of concern for your members and all students. Thank you for your service to NSU Law, and best wishes for a successful school year. Be well, Kamilah Clark, J.D. Dean of Students Kamilah Clark

1 TABLE OF CONTENTS General Information.....................................................................................2 Financial Concepts and Policies...............................................................5 Organizational Budgets..............................................................................6 Travel................................................................................................................8 Programming and Events......................................................................... 12 Building Operations...................................................................................16 College of Law Student Organizations................................................. 18 Appendix. .................................................................................................... 22

2 GENERAL INFORMATION LAW STUDENT ORGANIZATION POLICIES All student organizations are under the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Office of Student Conduct. All student organizations and groups are subject to the rules and policies of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), including, but not limited to, the NSU Student Handbook and are subject to the NSU Law Code of Academic Regulations. STARTING A NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION Students seeking to start a new student organization organized under, and funded by, the Student Bar Association (SBA) must meet with the dean of students to discuss the approval process. Prior to starting the organization, please review the list of inactive organizations to be sure your proposed organization has not already been established. All student organizations must be approved by the faculty. The dean of students and the president of the SBA must be provided with a New Student Organization Form (, proposed bylaws, constitution, the name of the secured faculty adviser, and the names of the organization’s board members. Please note that the full executive board must be in place prior to submission. Proposals must include evidence of continuity to ensure the organization will be sustainable. If the proposal is accepted by the dean of students and the president of the SBA, the dean of students shall forward the information to the dean of the college with a request that it be placed on the agenda for approval at the next faculty meeting. Upon approval by the faculty, the president and the treasurer of the new organization must meet with the president and the treasurer of the SBA for formation and financial guidance. The president and the treasurer of the new organization must also complete student fee account training.

3 STUDENT ORGANIZATION WEB PAGE NSU Law offers web pages to promote the mission and good work of your organizations. For the sake of uniformity and clarity, each page will follow a template. Please keep your web page current by providing the organization’s purpose/goals/ objections, a photo of your members/e-board, and a high-resolution logo for your organization. Please note, all logos must be approved by NSU marketing. The organization president (or designee) must review the organization’s web page prior to September 1 to keep the content, adviser, and board members current. Also, provide a membership link for paying membership dues. This should be done through NSU’s Marketplace. Please send all updates to Outreach and Engagement at FACULTY MEMBER/ADMINISTRATOR ADVISERS Each organization must have a full-time faculty member or administrator assigned as an adviser. However, students reserve the right to request a change in adviser, if the adviser fails to, or is unable to, carry out the assigned duties effectively. The duties of an adviser include, but are not limited to, providing overall direction and guidance for the organization. Organizations should confer with their advisers frequently, as an adviser’s experience and guidance is invaluable. Responsibilities of an Adviser Include • assisting in planning programs, especially when identifying speakers for panels and other such program activities • meeting regularly with officers and board members • resolving conflicts between members • reviewing requests for funds for availability and appropriateness of funding requests • overseeing the treasurer to ensure accurate budgeting and record keeping • auditing the student organization account • enhancing continuity of the organization by orienting new officers and members • serving as liaison between the organization and the College of Law administration It is recommended that advisers attend student fee account training found at Advisers will be a responsible part of the process of auditing the student organization account at the end of the term.

4 OFFICER ELECTIONS INFORMATION All student organization officers must be elected by March 31 of each year. Please share the names of new officers with the Office of Student Services, which will communicate them to the director of outreach and engagement, so the organization’s page on the NSU website may be updated. By the end of the academic year, each organization must notify the dean of students and the director of finance and administration of the names, contact information, and positions held by each officer, and the name of the faculty adviser. Each organization must provide the dean of students with a copy of its current bylaws by the start of the academic year. Any organization that does not provide the required information in a timely manner will be considered inactive, will not receive SBA funding, and will not be able to schedule any events or meetings. ACADEMIC STANDING FOR ORGANIZATION PARTICIPATION All student organization officers, board members, and competition participants must remain in good academic standing. This rule applies even if credit cannot be earned through participation in the activity. A student must relinquish any leadership position when the student’s cumulative grade point average falls below the GPA, as specified in the student organization’s bylaws. Student members of cocurricular organizations may be subject to additional GPA requirements to be considered in good standing for that organization, as defined in the organization bylaws or constitution. Student members of the cocurricular organizations are responsible for knowing and following all requirements outlined in both the bylaws and constitution. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING STUDENT INFORMATION Any student organization or faculty adviser that requests information regarding a student member from the Office of Student Services must provide an authorization signed by the student allowing the release of the information. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that student records be treated as confidential information. The university FERPA policy and

5 release of information form can be found on the NSU website at Please follow the procedures outlined below when requesting information regarding students from the Office of Student Services. 1. The organization’s faculty adviser must forward the request and the appropriate authorization to the dean of students. Please allow 10 business days for a response. 2. The written request must include the nature of the request, the reason for the request, and the individuals who will have access to the information requested. 3. If the request is for confidential information about a student, a Release of Information form signed by the student must be attached to the request. (See Appendix.) 4. Any person who receives student information is bound to treat that information as confidential and use it only for the purpose for which it was released. EXECUTIVE BOARD MANUAL To ensure future members have access to information regarding events, membership, and organization policies, the organization secretary must prepare a manual to be shared with the incoming board. The dean of students will review the organization’s Executive Board Manual by April 1. If a manual is not made available, the funding for the upcoming year will be negatively impacted. FINANCIAL CONCEPTS AND POLICIES FINANCIAL TRAINING Per NSU policy, all registered treasurers and presidents whose organizations are funded through the SBA must be trained at least once, annually, by the Student Activity Fee Accounts Office. This training is valid from July 1–June 30 of each year, to coincide with the fiscal year. Student organizations must submit their roster of upcoming officers prior to the start of each fiscal year so that they may be added to the Canvas Training Manual. The Student Activity Fee Accounts Office will NOT process any transactions/request for funds until the treasurer of the student

6 organization has completed the required training. Please find the student activity fee fiscal year timeline in Appendix. Honors organizations secure funding through NSU Law’s Office of Finance and Administration. These organizations are funded each academic year from the law college’s budget. It is imperative that organization leadership liaise with the Office of Finance and Administration for updated information pertaining to reimbursements, payments, and expenses. The assistant dean for finance and administration will hold a mandatory training for all honors organizations treasurers and presidents. FACULTY/STAFF ADVISERS AND THE FINANCIAL APPROVAL PROCESS Every student organization must have a faculty/staff adviser, and each organization is required to notify the dean of students with the name of their current adviser. Students should confer with their organization’s adviser frequently, as the adviser’s experience and guidance is invaluable. Faculty advisers should be reasonably informed and involved in everything organizations do, including, but not limited to, selection of competition coaches; all fundraising activities; and all expenditures for travel, supplies, etc. Faculty advisers must approve an organization’s of $500 or more. Reimbursements of expenditures less than $500 may be submitted without adviser approval. ORGANIZATIONAL BUDGETS FISCAL YEAR The budget for the fiscal year starts July 1 and ends on June 30. Revenue and expenses should be recorded during this period to count in a given fiscal year. Any item received after June 30 will be recognized in the following fiscal year. It is your responsibility to submit all expense reimbursements in a timely fashion. SBA-FUNDED ORGANIZATIONS For nonhonors/SBA funded organizations, funds are distributed through NSU Law’s SBA. Funding is then administered through the Office of Student Affairs. Please submit your fund requests to the president and the treasurer of the SBA (typically mid to late August).

7 The Student Activity Fee Accounts Office manages these organization accounts and provides policies and procedures. Please refer to the Student Activity Fee Accounts Office Manual for detailed instructions on reimbursements and funding requests, available at HONORS ORGANIZATIONS Funds allotted to your organization are from the Shepard Broad College of Law operating budget and are subject to NSU policies and procedures. The finances of NSU Trial Association (NTA) and Moot Court will be managed by the director of trial advocacy. Leadership of the Journal of International and Comparative Studies (JILCS), and Nova Law Review will be contacted by the Law School’s Office of Finance and Administration during the fiscal year (typically late September or early October) and instructed to submit budget requests for the following fiscal year. In addition to listing the organization’s anticipated expenses in requests, all other sources of funding must also be included. This includes funding from national organizations, receipt of local dues, approved fundraising, or any other source of funding. Organization leaders can check with the business administration coordinator regarding the availability of any donations made to an organization. Organizations must carefully plan how budgets are going to be spent each year. Leadership must select the events that must be attended or the number of volumes to be published, then divide, with the faculty adviser’s approval, the organization’s budget accordingly. If too much is spent on one of these events or the printing of one volume, funds will be limited for other uses. Luncheons, banquets, cost of trophies, etc., must be planned for and have promotional funds allocated for each year. Transferring funds between account codes within the organization’s budget must first be approved by the director of trial advocacy, the organization’s faculty adviser, the dean of students, and the director of finance and administration. If your funds are not managed by the director of trial advocacy, should you need information regarding your expenditure and account balances available, please contact the Office of Finance and Administration..

8 FUNDRAISING/SOLICITATIONS Any student organization wishing to solicit funds or engage in fundraising must receive prior approval from its adviser and the director of outreach and engagement. This is necessary to coordinate fundraising and development efforts at the Shepard Broad College of Law. For SBA-funded organizations, all fundraising proceeds, monies solicited, and receipts must be deposited to their respective student fee account within 24–48 hours of receipt. These deposits must be submitted to the Student Activity Fee Accounts Office. For the honors organizations, deposits must be made to the Office of Finance and Administration at the College of Law. TRAVEL REGISTRATION For cocurricular student organizations (e.g., NTA, JILCS, Moot Court, and Nova Law Review), all travel arrangements for airfare, hotel accommodations, and rental cars should be made through the University Travel Office, or they may not be reimbursed. To process a request for conferences/competitions, the student organizations must complete the travel request forms (approved by the organization faculty adviser), including a copy of a valid photo ID of each traveler, and forward them to the business administrator coordinator within 60 days days prior to departure. SBA members must request or register all student travel with University Student Affairs. Please contact University Student Affairs by email at or by phone at (954) 262-7290. TRAVEL FUNDING AND REIMBURSEMENT Before a student traveler can be reimbursed, it may be necessary to obtain a W-9 form: Form W-9 (Rev. October 2018) ( The University Accounts Payable Office will send the payment directly to the payee.

9 After completion of an NSU Law-sponsored trip, the following procedures are required for reimbursement to occur (please allow at least 30 business days to fully process a reimbursement request). Please be aware that PAN SGA has grant money available for student travel through a Professional Development Grant. Grants are awarded per semester. Please see NSU’s website for updated information. Instructions for Reimbursement After Traveling 1. There are dollar limits on travel reimbursements (meals, tips, taxes, cabs, mileage, phone calls, etc.) and expense reimbursements. Travel Policy funding llimits can be found in the Appendix. 2. There are deadlines on the submission of travel and expense reimbursements. Reimbursement forms must be submitted within 30 days of completion of each trip to ensure that the expenses may be processed before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. 3. Each traveler must submit itemized and proof of payment receipts for all meals and reimbursable expenses—such as transportation costs (gas, toll, or parking) and lodging—that are paid for on the trip to the student coordinator in the administration suite. Please place original receipts in an envelope and include name, mailing address, NSU N number, NSU email, and phone number. 4. Each travel arrangement for airfare, hotel, and car rental will be emailed to each traveler (the travel reimbursement policy will be included). This requires listing the daily expense, including hotel and meals. The maximum daily limit for meals is $50 a day, tips are 20 percent maximum of the subtotal, and applicable taxes are calculated based on the location. Taxes and tips should be shown as a separate line item. 5. Alcohol is not covered. 6. Only itemized and proof of payment receipts are eligible for reimbursement. Credit card receipts and hotel bills listing only the total amount spent are not acceptable.

10 NSU ACCOUNTS PAYABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES • Charges for tips, tolls, and other miscellaneous charges require itemized receipts. • Miscellaneous tips to porters, bellhops, and other service personnel are reimbursable without a receipt if $15 or less per trip. • Travelers traveling by air must attach their used airline ticket stubs to the Travel Expense Report and include the cost of the airfare on the report. • Please obtain and submit a hotel receipt with a day-by-day breakdown, even if the cost was prepaid. The hotel charges must be listed daily on the Travel Expense Report. CAR RENTALS Trips to destinations in excess of 300 miles should not be made by automobile unless • three or more travelers share a van • baggage is too cumbersome to carry on a plane • frequent stops are made • there are special circumstances that have been approved in advance by the dean of students Reservations for car rentals should be made through the university travel office, as NSU receives discounts on corporate use. Vehicles may be rented when • local transportation is not available • schedules do not permit the use of local transportation • the cost of local transportation equals or exceeds the cost of renting a car If taxicabs/ride sharing must be used (seriously consider a rental car, because the cost is usually less), then original, reasonable receipts are required and must be listed daily on the Travel Expense Report. If a hotel shuttle is available, then the shuttle should be used. Every effort must be made to minimize the cost of taxicabs.

11 Reimbursement will only be processed for justified trips to and from any scheduled conference or competition event. Solo and unnecessary cab costs are not reimbursable. If mileage reimbursement (miles driven) is being claimed (reimbursed at the standard IRS rates), the Transportation Reimbursement Form must be completed and submitted with the Travel Expense Report. To substantiate your mileage claim, obtain a printout of the mileage between the locations traveled and attach it to the claim form. Please note, the IRS mileage rate has been increased to 58 cents per mile for business miles driven effective 1/1/2019. This is an increase of 3.5 cents per mile.

12 PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS PLANNING SUCCESSFUL EVENTS 1. Establish your event goals and objectives • in line with NSU, NSU Law, and org mission • raising money or awareness • networking • learning about a practice area • socializing • honoring members or others • public service • consider 26 lawyering effectiveness factors (See Appendix.) 2. Choose Partners or collaborators • A dministration: Office of Student Services, Office of Career and Professional Development, outreach and engagement (Alumni Relations), public interest programs • NSU Law faculty members • NSU Law or undergraduate organizations • parent organization • community partners 3. Decide on the most impactful event format • in person • Zoom • hybrid • panel • TED Talk-style speaker (must be approved by faculty adviser and NSU) • workshop • social media (use #NSULaw in social media posts) 4. Set the time and date • plan ahead • be mindful of holidays and observances • pay attention to hours of building operation • availability of partners

13 • check with the Office of Student Services and Law Events Calendar for conflicts • check the course schedule for day and evening students • consider the academic calendar and established academic events 5. Set realistic expectations for attendance • determine what is conducive for the topic and guests • decide what the measurement of success is (it may not be the number of attendees) 6. Reserve a space A. NSU and NSU Law spaces (see NSU Law student organization’s website) • utilize Event Request form • operations manager meeting for room setup • confirmation in five business days • NSU Law spaces—At least 10 business days prior to event • NSU main campus spaces—At least 14 business days prior to event • Zoom—Set up meeting, send links, decide if it’s recorded • reservations for audio/visual support (NSU OIIT Service Portal at • be sure to keep room confirmation page with you the day of the event B. Off-campus spaces • check with faculty adviser/dean of students first • confirm available funds • contract with no fees—At least 10 days prior to event • contract with deposit—At least 45 days prior to event • See the Student Activity Fee Manual for securing contracts 7. Invite the speakers and guests • work with faculty adviser, Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), and Office of Student Services • remember that representation matters • get speaker bios • provide room information • provide parking information (See Appendix.)

14 8. Create the script, panelist questions, or PowerPoint • use bios for impactful questions • contact your faculty adviser, OCPD, Office of Student Services, or Public Interest for practical questions and guidance • provide questions to panelists at least seven days prior to the event 9. Market event and collect RSVPs • send invitations to all organization members • prepare flyers for posting in student lounge and flyer stations around campus • contact to request that the event be added to on-campus screens • contact the Office of Student Services to be sure the event is added to the Law Events Calendar and to the student services newsletter at least one week prior to the event • utilize social media for student organizations • request students RSVP via email or Microsoft Form Email for Microsoft Form RSVP template Per NSU Law’s Code of Academic Conduct, students are not permitted to utilize the ALLSTUDENT listserv. If you wish to message all students, please contact the dean of students for assistance. This will be done in limited circumstancs. Report event attendance metrics to NSU University Advancement by sending an Excel spreadsheet noting the name, date and time of the event, as well as the names, emails, phone numbers, and/or other contact information for attendees to Outreach and Engagement ( Also report any alumni engagement, such as when alumni come to visit or to speak with the organization. 10. Follow event-related ordering procedures • SBA-funded organizations should refer to the Student Activity Fee Manual for information on securing checks and contracts and for reimbursements • preapproved vendors can be found in the Student Activity Fee Manual • honors organizations should contact NSU Law’s student coordinator

15 11. Consider inclusivity • including closed captioning • simple PowerPoints • dietary restrictions • accessibility for visible/invisible disabilities • consideration of your crowd 12. Create a checklist for your event. (See Appendix for sample.) 13. Follow up for feedback with organizers, guests, and attendees ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY Shepard Broad College of Law’s policy on alcohol and illicit drugs is in keeping with NSU’s formal policies on the health and well-being of members of its community—students and faculty and staff members. NSU’s educational programs are geared toward preventing substance abuse and recognize that the possession and/or use of certain substances are illegal. Students are encouraged to weigh the gravity of losing vital functions from consuming too much alcohol and illicit drugs. OFF-CAMPUS REGULATIONS The use of alcoholic beverages off campus by students of legal drinking age is permissible. However, incidents of intoxication and/or misconduct are subject to university disciplinary action. Students are expected to comply with municipal, state, and federal laws pertaining to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Any violation of these laws may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the university.

16 The College of Law will impose sanctions, including warnings and referral for counseling, in response to any of the following incidents: • the use of illicit drugs • underage possession or consumption of alcohol • serving alcohol to underage individuals • possession in quantity or the sale or distribution of drugs See more on NSU’s Alcohol and Illicit Drug Policy at /policies/alcohol_policy.html. BUILDING OPERATIONS STORAGE UNITS Storage cabinets are made available to College of Law Student Organizations. To reserve a storage cabinet, the organization’s president must sign the Student Organization Cabinet Policy and agree to the terms of usage. (See Appendix.) The individual who is assigned a cabinet key on behalf of an organization is responsible for turning in the cabinet key as soon as that person is no longer the representative of the organization. Failure to return the key promptly may result in a key charge of $150 on the student account, and failure to pay the account may result in a hold. HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS NSU Trial Association (NTA) Moot Court Nova Law Review Journal of International and Comparative Studies (JILCS) Transactional Law


18 COMPETITIONS Trial and Appellate Advocacy Student Competition Teams • Moot Court • NSU Trial Association • Transactional Law Each year, the Moot Court Society, NSU Trial Association, and Transactional Law student organizations and others sponsor mock appellate, trial, negotiation, and transactional teams that compete in national competitions. Several opportunities each year are subject-area specific; the remainder are opportunities designed to develop general practice skills. Students interested in a specific subject area should plan to try out for, and compete in, a competition that matches their interests. Students interested in litigation or transactional law generally may consider a wider variety of available opportunities offering those competition experiences. There are specific eligibility requirements for each team, and students must contact the specific student organization sponsoring a competition team to ensure eligibility. It is possible for students to earn up to 2 credits for competitions. Some teams split the credits between oral advocates (1 credit) and brief writers (1 credit). ABA REPORTING OF STUDENT COMPETITIONS The American Bar Association (ABA) requires law schools report the number of upper-class students involved in moot court, trial, and other competitions. Organizations must send the associate dean of academic affairs the name of all competitors in each intramural and interscholastic competition the organization sponsors this year, as the events occur. Moot Court The Moot Court Society has been one of the most prestigious and active societies of the Shepard Broad College of Law. Membership in the society provides students with an opportunity to supplement their “book learning” with practical experience in appellate-level oral advocacy. COLLEGE OF LAW STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

19 The NSU Trial Association (NTA) The NTA offers multiple experiential opportunities to practice litigation and transactional skills in multiple areas of the law. Transactional Law The Transactional Law organization is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to learn and develop practical skills related to the transactional practice of law. JOURNALS • Journal of International Law and Comparative Studies (JILCS ) • Nova Law Review The Nova Law Review and the Journal of International and Comparative Studies (JILCS) offer opportunities for students to engage in intensive legal research, analysis, and writing, thereby preparing them for the rigors of legal practice and public service. Students on these journals share the all-important work of criticizing, reconstructing, and polishing each article until it is ready for publication. Students must also author their own note or comment on a topic of their choice. It is possible for students to earn 1 or 2 credits per semester on the journal, depending on their position on the journal. Students MUST register to earn credits during the semester that they serve on the journal during the registration period. NOVA LAW REVIEW The Nova Law Review, a student-operated journal, serves judges, practitioners, scholars, and students by publishing outstanding legal scholarship and enhancing the intellectual climate of the Shepard Broad College of Law. In addition, the Review trains its members in intensive legal research, analysis, and writing, thereby preparing them for the rigors of legal practice and public service.

20 JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES (JILCS) The JILCS is an academic legal publication sponsored by the International Law Students’ Association of Washington, D.C., United States, and housed at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law in Florida, United States. The Journal has a worldwide circulation, with scholarly work affecting the global community. NONCLASSROOM CREDIT FORM Students who are members of cocurricular organizations (e.g., NTA, Moot Court, International Citator, ILSA Journal, or Nova Law Review), may be eligible for credits earned for participation. To receive these credits, they are required to complete the appropriate Cocurricular Activity Credit Forms found on the Office of Student Services website at The form needs to be signed by the cocurricular organization faculty adviser and submitted to the Office of Student Services on or before the end of the drop/ add period to be registered for the semester. Credits will not be given for incomplete forms or for forms submitted after the deadline date. Students must review the hours requirement and the limitations on nonclassroom credits in the Code of Academic Regulations found at ALL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ADVOCACY • NSU Trial Association • Moot Court Society BELONGING AND INCLUSION • Black Law Students Association • Cuban American Bar Association • Caribbean Law Students Association • Christian Legal Society

21 • Evening Law Student Association • First-Generation Professionals Legal Society • Florida Association of Women Lawyers • Foreign Lawyers Association • Hispanic Student Bar Association • Jewish Law Students Association • Lambda Law Society • Muslim Law Student Association FRATERNITIES • Phi Alpha Delta Fleming Chapter JOURNALS • Journal of International and Comparative Studies (JILCS) • Nova Law Review LEGAL PRACTICE • NSU Corporate and Securities Law Society • Criminal Law Society • Environmental Law Society • Family Law Society • Federal Bar Association • Federalist Society • International Arbitration Society • Intellectual Property Law Society • Immigration Law Organization • Miami Dade Bar Association • National Security Law Society • NSU Human Rights Organization • NSU Law Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Organization • PULSE! The Health Law Society • Public Interest Law Society • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Legal Society (RPPTLS) • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund • Sports and Entertainment Law Society • Toastmasters International • Transactional Law Practice Group • Tort Law Society WELLNESS • Student Wellness Association

22 APPENDIX NSU Travel Policy The University travelers are reimbursed for the costs of single standard room accommodations, with a limitation of $275 per night. When a reservation needs to be cancelled, the traveler must adhere to the hotel's deadline. Any expense incurred due to a "no show" will not be reimbursed. Points earned under frequent stay programs that are redeemed for hotel charges are not reimbursable, nor are the related membership fees. Costs to watch movies while on travel status, such as hotel movies, are considered personal entertainment and are not reimbursable by the university. Expenses incurred for mini bar items, including snacks, and candy are only reimbursable, if claimed as part of the daily meal expense. Receipts are required for reimbursement within the above limits for all days traveled, whether for a full or partial day. Also, hotel folio and passenger ticket receipts are required and should be attached to the student’s travel reimbursement report for verification of travel dates and times. Upon approval, the report should be sent to Business Administration Coordinator and she will forward the reimbursement request form to accounts payable for processing. The traveler will not be reimbursed without the attached documents. The University's maximum actual daily limit for meals is limited to $50 per day. Reimbursement for meals (excluding sales tax and gratuities) on the day of departure and day of return will depend on the time of day the employee starts his/her trip, as follows: On the second and succeeding days, travelers will be reimbursed the maximum actual daily limit of $50 per day. The guideline for tax and gratuities is eight per cent for sales tax and a maximum of twenty percent for gratuities (of subtotal). The amounts for sales tax and gratuities should be shown as a separate line item on the expense report. Meals: DAY OF DEPARTURE MEALS PAID DAY OF RETURN MEALS PAID Prior to 8 AM Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (capped at $50 total) Before 11 AM Breakfast (capped at $10 total) Before 12 PM but after 8 AM Lunch & Dinner (capped at $40 total) 11 AM - 6 PM Breakfast & Lunch (capped at $25 total) After 12 PM Dinner (capped at $25 total) After 6 PM Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (capped at $50 total) NSU Travel Policy -docs/nsu-travel-policy.pdf 2022-2023 Student Activity Fee Accounts Manual Student Activity Fee Account Office Manual -SAFAO-Manual.pdf 1 26 LAWYERING EFFECTIVENESS FACTORS Marjorie M. Shultz and Sheldon Zedeck Factor Brought to law school Increased in Fall To work on in Spring 1. Analysis and Reasoning: Uses analytical skills, logic, and reasoning to approach problems and to formulate conclusions and advice. 2. Creativity/Innovation: Thinks “outside the box,” develops innovative approaches and solutions. 3. Problem Solving: Effectively identifies problems and derives appropriate solutions. 4. Practical Judgment: Determines effective and realistic approaches to problems. 5. Providing Advice & Counsel & Building Relationships with Clients: Able to develop relationships with clients that address client’s needs. 6. Fact Finding: Able to identify relevant facts and issues in case. 7. Researching the Law: Utilizes appropriate sources and strategies to identify issues and derive solutions. 8. Speaking: Orally communicates issues in an articulate manner consistent with issue and audience being addressed. 9. Writing: Writes clearly, efficiently and persuasively. 10. Listening: Accurately perceives what is being said both directly and subtly. 11. Influencing & Advocating: Persuades others of position and wins support. 12. Questioning & Interviewing: Obtains needed information from others to pursue issue/case. 13. Negotiation Skills: Resolves disputes to the satisfaction of all concerned. 14. Strategic Planning: Plans and strategizes to address present and future issues and goals. 15. Organizing and Managing (Own) Work: Generates wellorganized methods and work products. 16. Organizing and Managing Others (Staff/Colleagues): Organizes and manages others’ work to accomplish goals. 17. Evaluation, Development, and Mentoring: Manages, trains and instructs others to realize their full potential. 18. Developing Relationships within the Legal Profession: Establish quality relationships with others to work toward goals. 19. Networking and Business Development: Develops productive business relationships and helps meet the unit’s financial goals. Lawyering Effectiveness Factors /3/2018/01/26-LAWYERING-EFFECTIVENESS -FACTORS-with-headers.pdf Authorization for Release of Information in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Student Name:_______________________________________________ NSU ID: N___________________ Last name, first name, middle initial 1. Authorization I authorize Nova Southeastern University (NSU) to release information as indicated below. Name of Person Relationship to Student 1. __________________________________________________ ______________________________________ Last name, first name __________________________________________________ ______________________________________ Telephone number email 2. __________________________________________________ ______________________________________ Last name, first name __________________________________________________ ______________________________________ Telephone number email List two individuals on this form ONLY if you intend to grant them the same type of information access. Otherwise, please complete a separate form for each individual. Type of information access Dates of permitted access (if any) It is the student’s responsibility to indicate dates of permitted access. Failure to indicate dates of restriction means the student is granting permanent access. Please note that NSU will not release information past the date of permitted access. 2. Certification I understand that this authorization may be withdrawn by me at any time through submission of a new Authorization for Release of Information Form (alter dates of permitted access accordingly.) 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23 NSU Law Event Checklist Event Title: ________________________________________________________ Date/Time: ________________________________________________________ Event Budget: ______________________________________________________ ____ Check events on law school calendar (no conflicting events) ____ Room secured ____ Room set up ____ AV request ____ Speaker(s) secured ____ Add event to atrium screen ____ Invitations sent ____ Food ordered ____ Confirmation email to speaker(s) ____ Reminder email to students ____ Parking for panelists, special guests, alumni ____ Table tents or gifts for panelists ____ Name badges ____ Event signage ____ Water for speakers ____ Thank you email for guests and speakers after event NSU Law Event Checklist -docs/nsu-law-event-checklist.pdf Shepard Broad College of Law – Student Organizations Cabinet Policy Storage cabinets are made available to College of Law Student Organizations as a service to assist the organizations. The availability and use are conditioned on the terms listed below as may be modified from time to time by the College of Law. By signing the Student Organization Policy Agreement Form, students agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth by the Shepard Broad College of Law that are outlined below. 1. Subject to space availability, each student organization may have one cabinet. If there are unused cabinets, student organizations may request a second cabinet. The assignment of cabinets is at the sole discretion of the College of Law. To receive a cabinet, the organization president or representative must complete a cabinet use agreement with the Building Operations Manager. At the end of each academic year, the organization must return the assigned key, and the representative for the next year must complete this process for the upcoming academic year. 2. All cabinets within the Shepard Broad College of Law building are the property of Shepard Broad College of Law and Nova Southeastern University and are subject to applicable University and College policies. Shepard Broad College of Law reserves the right to alter the policies governing the use of the storage cabinets upon thirty days’ notice. 3. Storage in the cabinets is at the user’s own risk. Nova Southeastern University (including the College of Law and all other subdivisions) cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. College of Law is not responsible for damaged, lost, or missing items. 4. The use of a cabinet is limited to the person or student organization to whom it is assigned. Assigned keys may not be transferred to other individuals. Keys may not be duplicated or shared. Only keys provided by the college may be used on college cabinets. 5. The cabinets are for storage materials in furtherance of the student organization purposes only. The following items are prohibited from being stored in the cabinets: - Food and liquid not stored in sealed plastic containers - Any combustible materials - Illegal or controlled materials such as drugs or alcohol, perishable items, flammable materials, dangerous chemicals, explosives, or weapons of any kind - Firearms and ammunition - Any other items prohibited from campus (please review prohibited items here) 6. All items must be stored completely within a cabinet. All items left outside of a cabinet, whether secured or not, will be removed and disposed of accordingly. 7. The College of Law reserves the right to open a cabinet with or without the consent of the student organization to whom the cabinet is registered to assure compliance of these policies. 8. Any misuse of a storage cabinet may result in termination of storage privileges for that student and/or student organization. 9. Cabinet users are not permitted to affix anything to the interior or exterior of their cabinets. Student Organization Storage Cabinet Policy /student-organizations-storage-policy.pdf NSU Visitor Parking