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Three separate but deeply interconnected trends are challenging the foundation of civil society. The rapid transformation of new technology, environmental challenges, and public health management are among the most significant challenges today, and these require thoughtful public policy proposals derived from strong academic research. To meet this need, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law has launched the Goodwin Program for Society, Technology, and the Law, a new, multidisciplinary effort to provide academic scholarship, legal education, and skills training in these areas.

The Goodwin Program will foster meaningful scholarship and dialogue on the most significant areas of regional and international change. These include issues of public health and disparate access to health care; climate change and ecological stressors; new and evolving forms of technology, media and communication; the scope and shape of effective regulation; and the impact on the knowledge, skills, and values essential to the practice of law.

The program builds upon the existing J.D. Concentrations in Health Law and in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Intellectual Property Law as well as the longstanding emphasis in Environmental Law and collaboration with the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center. It affords students in NSU Law’s B.S. in Law, J.D., and LL.M. programs the opportunity to engage in skills training, coursework, and innovative research.

The Goodwin Program also complements existing direct legal services and experiential training offered by NSU Law’s Disability Inclusion and Advocacy Law (DIAL) Clinic and its Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic. With external funding, the program will expand these services, support original scholarship and research for faculty and students, and create new specialized programs of study for LL.M. and other students.

To learn more about the Goodwin Program, visit its homepage here.

About the Director

Jon M. Garon is Professor of Law and inaugural Director Goodwin Program for Society, Technology, and the Law at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, teaching Constitutional Law, Contracts, Privacy Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law and additional courses. Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University in 2014, Professor Garon was the inaugural director of the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Law + Informatics Institute, serving from 2011-2014. He has published over 60 books, book chapters, and academic articles, and has presented at more than 300 programs. Professor Garon served as dean for NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law from 2014 to 2020. His most recent book is Parenting for the Digital Generation: The Parent's Guide to Digital Education and the Online Environment (2022 Rowman & Littlefield).

Most of Professor Garon’s published articles are available without charge at NSU Selected Works and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).  Professor Garon also maintains a website - -  featuring news and commentary around his areas of expertise, as well information about his current and upcoming publications.

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Library Resources

The Shepard Broad College of Law's Panza Maurer Law Library curates research guides ("LibGuides") covering many of the broad doctrinal areas on which the Goodwin Program focuses. These include:

LibGuides provide a starting point for the researcher, with an overview of a variety of materials in the specific doctrinal area of law, including applicable primary law sources, selected study aids, hornbooks and treatiese, as well as a selection of interdisciplinary print and online resources intended to offer not only an overview of the applicable legal framework and materials to support the user's understanding of that framework, but also supplemental/secondary sources treating more discreet and current topics in the corresponding areas.