Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus Updates

Page last updated on August 17, 2020.

"After a great deal of thought and discussion, and in order to best protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, I have made the difficult decision to convert all of our fall courses to remote delivery. Our first commitment is to protecting our community and this step is now necessary, given the public health challenges we face as a state and a nation. I invite you to read more about our decision to go online this Fall."

-Dean Daniel W. Hamilton  

Boyd School of Law Building Protocols

The William S. Boyd School of Law remains closed to the public. Information about Boyd's community legal education courses, law library, and legal clinics is available below. 

  • All Boyd community members and visitors must wear face masks in the law school facility. Exceptions are permitted for:
    1. individuals who document a medical condition where wearing a mask is not advised, and
    2. individuals working alone in an enclosed office or workspace.
  • All Boyd community members and visitors should observe six feet of social distancing within the law school.
  • All Boyd community members and visitors need to observe and follow signage and barriers in place to help maintain social distance throughout the law school.
  • All Boyd community members should wash/sanitize their hands throughout the course of the day.
  • All rooms at the law school – classrooms, conference rooms, shared offices – are limited to no more than 50% of their normal capacity. Please hold meetings virtually when possible. Group meetings of up to ten may meet in-person, provided social distancing guidelines are followed.
  • The main Student Lounge (room 240) is closed, however the smaller Student Lounge (room 241) remains open with a seating capacity of five (5). Boyd students, faculty and staff must continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing in this space. 
  • Elevators in the law school are single occupancy only.
  • The balcony accessible through the smaller Student Lounge (room 241) is available to the Boyd community as a place where masks can be temporally removed. Patio capacity is limited to 11 and social distancing must be maintained.  
  • There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting in the law school. All Boyd community members will need to play an active role in cleaning/sanitizing individual and common space within the parts of the building they are using. Cleaning supplies will be available throughout the school.
  • All Boyd community members must self-monitor for COVID-19-related symptoms before coming to the law school. The RebelSAFE mobile app offers a self-screening function. If you or someone in your household is exhibiting symptoms, please do not come to campus.
  • Continue to follow UNLV and CDC guidelines.

Law Library

Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic

  • The Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic is not taking on any new cases (except for DACA cases), and the attorneys and staff are working remotely.
  • All cases are being monitored, if anything happens on a client’s case, the attorney will notify you.
  • If you are a client and have an urgent issue please call the office at 702-895-2080 and leave a message. The phones are being monitored through the day and someone will return your call.  
  • If you are not a client and need help, please contact Legal Aid of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070. For criminal cases, please call the Clark County Public Defender at 702-455-4685.

Video Gallery

  • Common Space Protocols

  • Cleaning Protocols and Student Spaces

  • Student Locker Room and Bathrooms

  • Meetings and Additional Information

  • Boyd School of Law Reopening Protocols