Conrad & Scherer’s Pathways Program Continues to Benefit South Florida Students

The aim is to allow underrepresented students to explore the complete pathway to a career in law.

The Conrad & Scherer “Pathways to Careers in Law” program is gearing up for its third year of helping facilitate legal careers for Fort Lauderdale High School students. The collaboration between the Fort Lauderdale law firm, Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law (NSU Law) and Fort Lauderdale High School’s Pre-Law magnet program, has helped 24 “Fellows” gain a hands-on view of careers in law since its inception, with two students currently enrolled in NSU’s new bachelor’s degree program.

“NSU Law is excited about our continuing partnership with Conrad & Scherer,” says José R. (Beto) Juárez Jr., Dean of NSU Law. “We are especially thrilled to see two of the Pathways students on our campus this year. Our collaboration with the law firm and the high school is making a real difference in the lives of students who dream of careers in law. Together, we are also working to diversify the legal profession.”

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the program’s third year will commence at Fort Lauderdale High School, 1600 NE 4th Ave. The kick-off to the 2024 program will include the first recipient of the Conrad & Scherer NSU Scholarship, Mya Ally, who is currently a freshman at NSU, along with Jordyn Minnis, who worked at the law firm this past summer, Janine McGuire, a partner at Conrad & Scherer, a current NSU law school student, and Dean Jane Cross, Director of the NSU Caribbean Law Programs and Professor of Law.

“I’m glad to see that there are programs like this available to give our students a hands-on view of careers in law,” says Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter B. Licata. “It’s important for students to have the opportunity to explore different options and find a career path that they are passionate about.”

A dozen Pathways Fellows from the high school spend an afternoon at the law school each year, observing trials in progress at the Broward County Courthouse and engaging with attorneys and staff at Conrad & Scherer.

The internship, along with the additional scholarship, is part of the program’s goal to provide underrepresented students with the opportunity to explore the complete pathway to a career in law, from high school through law school, according to Janine McGuire, an attorney at Conrad & Scherer for more than 25 years.

“We are now seeing clear results from the Pathways program,” she says. “The program, the internship and the new scholarship are all elements that help students see that college and law school are realistic options for them.”

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.