Susan Landrum is the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Professionalism at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. She draws from her diverse educational and professional backgrounds for her research and teaching interests.
Prior to coming to NSU, Dean Landrum was the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement at St. John’s University School of Law. Previously, Dean Landrum was the Director of the Office of Academic Achievement at Savannah Law School. She has also worked as an associate attorney in a boutique litigation firm and served as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dean Landrum received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, became a mediator, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.
Before going to law school, Dean Landrum earned a Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. As a historian, she specialized in the history of U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, and space exploration. She also held a faculty fellowship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Dean Landrum has served on the executive board of the Academic Support Section of the American Association of Law Schools and as the chair of that section’s Bar Exam Subcommittee. Her research interests include online and hybrid teaching and learning, support for law students with disabilities, academic success, and alternative dispute resolution. Her scholarly publications include Using Online Learning Strategies to Provide Innovative Academic Support to All Students, in LAW TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ERA: BEYOND THE PHYSICAL CLASSROOM, eds. Tessa L. Dysart & Tracy L.M. Norton (Carolina Academic Press, 2021); Best Practices and Practical Tips for Designing Accessible Hybrid and Online Law School Courses for Students with Disabilities, THE LEARNING CURVE 13 (Summer 2020); Getting Your Case into Federal Court: A Comprehensive Guide to Diversity Jurisdiction in the Eleventh Circuit, 39 NOVA L. REV. 177 (2015); Drawing Inspiration from the Flipped Classroom Model: An Integrated Approach to Academic Support for the Academically Underprepared Law Student, 53 DUQUESNE L. REV. 245 (2015); Much Ado About Nothing?: What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreements, 97 MARQUETTE L. REV. 751 (2014); and The Ongoing Debate about Mediation in the Context of Domestic Violence: A Call for Empirical Studies of Mediation Effectiveness, 12 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOL. 425 (2011).
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