Journals and Society of Advocates

Nevada Law Journal
This is law review!

The Nevada Law Journal is William S. Boyd School of Law's general-subject scholarly publication. Each year, the Nevada Law Journal publishes three issues, with articles written by professors, scholars, and practitioners from around the world.

A student-run journal, the Nevada Law Journal selects its members with an annual write-on competition, which takes place after Spring finals. As a co-curricular activity, academic credit is awarded for participation in the Nevada Law Journal (one credit per semester for staff members and two credits for editors).

The benefits of being selected for law review begin immediately and last throughout members' careers. Participation provides important opportunities to develop research, writing, critical thinking, and other important lawyering skills. The experience benefits attorneys throughout their careers and is considered a valuable credential.

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UNLV Gaming Law Journal
The UNLV Gaming Law Journal (GLJ) is published by the students of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in conjunction with the International Masters of Gaming Law.

The GLJ is a journal of legal scholarship dedicated to analyzing the law and policy implications of gaming case law, legislation, administrative regulations, and important gaming legal events. The GLJ is comprised of second-year, third-year, and fourth-year students, who are interested in gaming law.

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William S. Boyd School of Law Society of Advocates
The Society of Advocates ("SOA") is Boyd's honorary, co-curricular moot court team. Unlike many law schools' moot court teams, SOA's team membership is selected from the top legal writers from each lawyering process class during the second semester of 1L year. As Boyd is ranked the top third legal writing program in the nation, SOA truly represents the crème de la crème of legal writers.

To be invited onto SOA, students are selected based on their performance on their written appellate brief for their second semester lawyering process class and their in-class oral argument. Also, to be eligible for SOA, students must participate in the Clark County Bar Association Moot Court Competition, which is typically held at the end of April during 1L year.

Once students are invited onto the team after their first year, students will participate in a third lawyering process class specifically for SOA. In this legal writing class, students focus on writing an appellate brief for the United States Supreme Court and preparing an oral argument. After taking this class, students compete in moot court competitions across the country, giving each student two credits toward his or her degree.

In addition to the moot court team, SOA also represents Boyd at client counseling competitions, negotiation competitions, mock trial competitions, and more. Students who win Boyd's in-house competitions become members of SOA to represent SOA in the limited capacity of their corresponding competitions.

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