The response of the UNLV Boyd community to the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. In a little over a week's time, not only did the law school move all of its courses online but transitioned most of its services for faculty, students, and the community onto the web. Additional elements of our virtual law school includes:
- An ongoing Community Service Program working to serve Nevadans with free legal education. Thanks to our partnerships with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services, students and attorneys continue to offer classes on bankruptcy, family law, guardianship, immigration, and small claims.
- Faculty enrichment lectures covering a wide range of timely topics each of which are hosted by one of the law school’s faculty members.
- Student organizations creating their own online events to continue to support each other.
- A weekly Town Hall where we come together to discuss questions and concerns as a community.
Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff who came together during these unprecedented times to undertake Herculean tasks. I’ve been struck again and again with acts of generosity, kindness, and compassion – all qualities that have long distinguished Boyd students and the Boyd community. I remain grateful for your patience, goodwill, and tenacity.
- Applications will be accepted throughout the summer.
- Admitted student events have been moved online. Please look for correspondence from the admissions team for further details.
- Prospective students and current applicants, please contact the Admissions team (For JD: Brian Wall - firstname.lastname@example.org, Cameron Lue-Sang - email@example.com, Lindsey Baker - firstname.lastname@example.org; For LL.M.: Sarah Gonzales - email@example.com) to request information and set up phone calls or videoconferencing.
Community Legal Education Classes
- We are offering online classes to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and to comply with CDC guidelines concerning public gatherings. Links to the classes can be found here under each individual class.
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services continue to provide legal assistance and strongly encourage individuals to connect via telephone or email.
- For information about bankruptcy, collection proof, divorce, guardianship, immigration, paternity/custody and small claims, visit the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, call 702-386-1070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For information about criminal record sealing, visit the Nevada Legal Services or call 702-386-0404.
Guest Lectures & Special Events
- All special events and guest lectures scheduled through May 31 have been canceled or postponed.
- We will continue to monitor the latest information and, based on the recommendation from UNLV leadership, determine how best to move forward with events scheduled after May 31.
- Visit Upcoming Events to see the most up-to-date schedule of law school events.
- The Wiener-Rogers Law Library is closed until further notice.
- Reference and other services will continue to be provided to all patrons by email to email@example.com, through the reference librarian contact form, and by phone 702-895-2420.
- Questions? Please call 702-895-2404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.