Welcome letter from Dean of the Law School

Welcome to the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law website, where you can learn more about our fine law school and what we have to offer.

Boyd School of Law is an exciting environment for legal education in a vibrant city that has embraced our law school. Here, you'll find a supportive community where your success matters to the faculty, staff, and your classmates.

Boyd is at the forefront of innovation in legal education, and we are committed to graduating lawyers who are well-prepared for the practice of law. Our faculty has integrated a strong instruction in skills and professionalism into its rigorous legal education program. Various parts of our educational program--the Lawyering Process courses in legal research, writing, and analysis; the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution; the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic; and our externship, simulation, service learning, and community service opportunities--help our students make the important transition between understanding pure legal theory and applying that theory to solve their clients' problems. We want our students to understand legal practice as a unique combination of theory, analytical ability, common sense, judgment, creativity, and ethics. We know that lawyers have great responsibility, as professionals with a privileged position in the community and as officers of the courts, to work to improve their communities.

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Student Blog

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