LL.M. in Gaming Law
The UNLV 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 knowledgable 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 other 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 tax
- International destination with world-class dining, entertainment, shopping and nightlife
- Easy access to recreational and outdoor activities
Applying for LL.M.
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.
To apply for the LL.M. in Gaming Law and Regulation, a complete application will include the following items:
- Signed and dated application form
- Nonrefundable $100 (US) application fee
- Statement explaining in 250-500 words why you are applying to this program
- Two letters of recommendation from an individual who knows you well and can discuss your academic achievements, professional work as a lawyer, or legal research and writing skills. Recommenders can write a narrative letter of recommendation or submit UNLV's recommendation form. Recommenders should provide their e-mail or telephone contact information.
- Current résumé including education, work experience, honors, and community service activities
- Official transcripts from all programs attended. International applicants can have their transcripts evaluated by WES
- For international applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score is required
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Board of Regents
Send application fee and all official transcripts to:William S. Boyd School of Law | Office of Admissions
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003
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