Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19 Updates

Page last updated on April 8, 2020.

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.

Dean Dan

Admissions

  • 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 - brian.wall@unlv.edu, Cameron Lue-Sang - cameron.luesang@unlv.edu, Lindsey Baker - lindsey.baker@unlv.edu; For LL.M.: Sarah Gonzales - sarah.gonzales@unlv.edu) to request information and set up phone calls or videoconferencing.

Course Instruction

  • Please continue to look for messaging from your instructors regarding your courses.
  • Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center and need assistance during this transition should contact the DRC at 702-895-0866 or at drc@unlv.edu.

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.

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.