The William S. Boyd School of Law offers a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Gaming Law and Regulation. The LL.M. degree is a natural complement to the Boyd School of Law's existing Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, which already offers more gaming courses than any law school in the world.

As gaming continues to expand across the country and throughout the world, there is an increased need for talented and knowledgeable gaming lawyers. With our location in the international capital of gaming, you will gain access to globally renowned gaming professionals and regulators, observe and learn from cutting-edge debates and decision-making, and make lasting professional connections that will serve you well throughout your legal career.

Length of Program

The LL.M. requires twenty-four credits to graduate. Full-time students finish the program in one year; part-time students will typically finish in two years.



The LL.M. curriculum combines classroom instruction from some of the top gaming lawyers in the world with practical experience in the field of gaming law and regulation.


Who Should Apply

The LL.M. is open to prospective students who already hold a J.D., LL.B., or another first law degree from their home country. Domestic and international students are encouraged to apply.


Why should I pursue an LL.M. in Gaming Law?

  • Technology Innovation. The online gaming infrastructure and its related applications are developing at a rapid pace. Lawyers and industry professionals must anticipate technology advancements and their impacts on regulators and on the industry.
  • Global Gaming. Gaming is a booming multi-billion dollar industry within the United States, and it continues to flourish worldwide.
  • Career Development. As the industry grows, so will the need for lawyers with working knowledge of gaming law.

Why should I pursue my LL.M. at the William S. Boyd School of Law?

  • Location. You will have exposure to the most successful, thoughtful and influential gaming leaders in the world, plus access to more gaming courses than any other law school in the country.
  • Academic Community. The LL.M. program builds on successful collaborations with the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, the International Gaming Institute, and the Center for Gaming Research.
  • Current Research. UNLV faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research on gaming issues including problem gambling, employment law, data management, and many others.

Perks of going to school in Las Vegas

  • Low cost of living, affordable housing, and no state income tax
  • International destination with world-class dining, entertainment, shopping and nightlife
  • Easy access to recreational and outdoor activities

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