Call for Papers
2019 Symposium


Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review seek submissions for its annual Symposium on October 11, 2019. Two of the fastest growing areas in the modern economy are health care and technology. In the race to provide innovations in health care and technology, however, the patient and caregiver are often left out of the conversation. Consequently, some technologies, intellectual property rules, health care options, and health policy decisions are replete with unintended consequences.

The Nova Law Review invites academics, practitioners and stakeholders to submit proposals for panel presentations on topics involving the intersection of health law, intellectual property, and the public good. These may include such topics as FDA and HIPAA regulation, DNA-based consumer products, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotic procedures, patent policy, pricing, biomedical modification, human testing, disease modeling and tracking, research, the Bayh-Dole Act, entrepreneurship and business models, sustainability, gene editing, and other topics exploring these important concerns for the fields of health law, intellectual property law, and technology law.

The Symposium presents an opportunity for academics, practitioners, health care providers, and students in a variety of legal, business, and technology fields to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged.

Submissions & Important Dates:

- Please submit materials to
- Submission Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2019
- Submission Deadline for Articles: September 15, 2019
- Symposium Date: October 11, 2019

Law Review Published Article: The Nova Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2020 Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes. Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the July 1, 2019 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

Presentations (Without Publication) based on Abstracts: The Nova Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium. If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation also must be submitted by the July 1, 2019 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

About NSU Law’s Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic: In January 2017, NSU Law established the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic. The gift has three components:
1. A direct legal services component operated by the College of Law
2. A university-wide coordinated educational component to promote entrepreneurial education for market-ready research, product innovation, business, and law
3. Community outreach involving public speakers, conferences, community trainings, and similar events that promote NSU as the center of entrepreneurial education.

In partnership with other NSU colleges, the Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic will facilitate community outreach and engagement. Students, staff attorneys, and faculty provide public education on business formation law, intellectual property law, privacy, regulatory obligations, and industry best-practices needed in the traditionally underserved communities which typically rely on non-venture funded business development.

About NSU Law’s Health Law Program: Ranked first in Florida, NSU Law provides health law and health care academics with exciting opportunities for cutting-edge research and scholarship. It also provides students interested in health law with excellent opportunities for interprofessional collaboration and practical-skills building. It proudly offers the only health law concentration in the state of Florida, and the health law faculty make a point of collaborating across professions and encouraging students to do so.

NSU Law’s close geographic proximity to NSU’s Health Professions Division, with both located on the same campus, fosters such interaction among both faculty and students. The University’s new, $80 million Center for Collaborative Research will boast a Cell Therapy Institute for cell-based biomedical research, NSU’s Center for Neuro-immune Medicine, one of the world’s largest wet labs, and the NSU Technology Incubator. Along with such activities will come a need for legal study of and legal representation about matters as diverse as health care related intellectual property law and clinical research regulations. All present potential opportunities for academic scholarship, experiential workshops for practitioners, and law student field placements. South Florida, comprised of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, has 48 hospitals and numerous other health care businesses and has been called a “`mini-Silicon Valley’ for health care innovation.

For More Information Please Contact:, (954) 262-6295 or the individuals below:

Professor Kathy Cerminara,, (954) 262-6193
Professor Marilyn Uzdavines,, (954) 262-6265
Associate Dean Vicenç F. Feliú,
Dean Jon M. Garon,, (954) 262-6229
Danna Khawam, Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 44,
Robert Scheppske, Goodwin Alumni Editor, Vol. 44,

Karen Rose, Director of Alumni Relations,, (954) 262-6303