José Roberto Juárez, Jr., will commence his appointment as Nova Southeastern University new law dean on August 1.

Currently, Juarez is a tenured professor of law and director of the Lawyering in Spanish program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He served as dean of Denver Law from 2006 to 2009. During his time as dean of Denver Law, Professor Juárez implemented programs that increased that college’s bar passage rate from 69% in July 2005 to 91% in July 2009. In addition, he raised $15 million and increased the number of nationally recognized programs at Denver Law from two to five.

Professor Juarez also co-founded the Deans’ Diversity Council and the non-profit organization spun off from the council: The Center for Legal Inclusiveness. He is currently serving a second term as co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers, one of the largest organizations of law professors in the United States.