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Timothy Arcaro

Timothy Arcaro
Interim Director of the Children and Families Law Clinic & Professor of Law
(954) 262-6136


  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

A graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Professor Arcaro is admitted to the Florida and Pennsylvania bars, and to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Professor Arcaro is a tenured faculty member at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law; he has been a member of the College of Law faculty since 1994. After serving as a clinical instructor in the NSU Civil Law Clinic, he was appointed Director of the Children and Families Law Clinic in 1998. After serving as Director of the Master of Science in Health Law Program and the Master of Science in Education Law Program, Professor Arcaro was appointed Dean of AAMPLE (Alternative Admissions Model Program for Legal Education) and Online Programs at the College of Law in 2011-2018. Professor Arcaro teaches both online and on-campus courses including: administrative law, evidence, domestic violence workshop and family law. In addition to memberships in local, state and national bar associations, Professor Arcaro also maintains professional memberships in numerous legal, clinical and educational associations. He has served on the Florida Legal Aid Corporation’s Executive Board of Directors, the [Florida] Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legal Clearinghouse. Professor Arcaro has received many awards in recognition of his service to both colleagues and the community, among them: the 2007 Faculty Professionalism Award from the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism; Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, from the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program; Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, from the Broward Legal Aid Service, Inc.; Pro Bono Recognition from the Broward Lawyers Care (Broward County Bar Association); and multiple Certificates of Merit from the United States Department of State, Office of Children’s Affairs.

Areas of Interest

  • Administrative Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Marital Law
  • Online Programs
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Teaching in an online Environment

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