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Nova Middle School Inaugurates New Courtroom For Law Studies Program

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Nova Middle School will celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new Law Studies Program Courtroom on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by special presentations and an inaugural mock trial led by students of the Nova Middle School Law Studies Program.
Nova Middle School is one of only three public middle schools in the state with a full-time dedicated courtroom. The Law Studies Program, now in its eighth year, has served nearly 2,000 students interested in pursing legal studies.
The multi-purpose courtroom was made possible through the charitable efforts and influence of partners and local businesses, including the Nova Middle School PTSA; the National Bar Association Executive Board; the Urban League of Broward County; 411 Pain; Genesis Medicus, LLC; Gilly Vending Inc.; Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; AXA Financial; Michael Allen Mosher, P.A.; and Phyllis Mosher Designs, Inc. Representatives from this distinguished group of supporters and other special guests are expected to attend the official opening of the Nova Middle School Courtroom inaugural event.
Students participating in the Law Studies Program will use the new courtroom facility to practice their advocacy skills, attend law classes and host education conferences. The courtroom is fitted with judge, jury and advocate seating and will also serve as the setting for mock trial competitions. 
“Our goal was to create a learning space that fosters interest and participation in the legal profession and provides a better understanding of the justice system for our law studies students,” said Nova Principal Dr. Jermaine Fleming. “We are excited to introduce and showcase our outstanding facility with the community.”
Nova Middle School is located at 3602 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314.
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