The late Leo Goodwin Sr. was a large donor to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and is considered one of its primary founders. He left a $16 million bequest to the university which funded its expansion throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The building that contains the university’s law school, Shepard Broad Law Center, is housed in Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall located on Nova’s main campus. In addition, one of the dorms is named the Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall. Leo Goodwin was a generous entrepreneur and visionary committed to the advancement of education and research. After Leo Goodwin Sr.’s death, The Leo Goodwin Foundation continued with his community-minded attitude on many levels, including sponsoring scholarships through Nova.
The Leo Goodwin Sr. Chair in Law was established at Shepard Broad Law Center with an initial gift from Leo Goodwin Sr. The Goodwin Chair allows the Law Center to invite distinguished legal scholars to spend time in residence, to team-teach a seminar with a member of the Law Center faculty, and to interact with the Law Center faculty, students, and alumni.
Nova Southeastern University is a private, coeducation, nonsectarian, research university with its main campus in Davie, Florida. NSU consists of 18 colleges offering over 175 programs of study with more than 250 majors. The university offers professional degrees in law, business, osteopathic medicine, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, and nursing.