Law and Leadership with Governor Sandoval


Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
8:30am to 5:00pm


William S. Boyd School of Law

Leadership and Public Service

Thursday, September 12, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thomas and Mack Moot Courtroom


Please join us on September 12, 2019, for the launch of the new Law and Leadership Program at the UNLV

William S. Boyd School of Law, under the direction of Governor Brian Sandoval. This day long symposium will focus on Leadership and Public Service with panels moderated by Governor Sandoval, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Leadership.

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8:30 am  Registration and Refreshments


9:00 am  Welcome Remarks


9:30 am  Western Governors Panel

  • Governor Christine Gregoire, Washington (2005-2013)
  • Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma (2011-2019)
  • Governor David Freudenthal, Wyoming (2003-2011)


10:50 am  Nevada Senators Panel

  • Senator Harry Reid, Nevada (1987-2017)
  • Senator Richard Bryan, Nevada (1989-2001)
  • Senator Dean Heller, Nevada (2011-2019)


Noon to 1:15 pm

Lunch in Honor of Governor Brian Sandoval

Governor of Nevada (2011-2019)

United States District Court Judge (2005-2009)

Attorney General of Nevada (2003-2005)

Gaming Commission of Nevada (1998-2003)

Nevada Assembly (1994-1998)


Presentation of the first Governor Brian Sandoval Award for Public Service to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro, Nevada Senate Majority Leader


Tam Alumni Building on the campus of UNLV



1:30 pm  Nevada Governors Panel

  • Governor Richard Bryan, Nevada (1983-1989)
  • Governor Bob Miller, Nevada (1989-1999)
  • Governor Robert List, Nevada (1979-1983)


2:30 pm  Judicial Panel

  • Judge Andre Davis, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Ret.)
  • Judge Philip Pro, United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Ret.)
  • Justice Michael L. Douglas, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada (Ret.)
  • Justice Lidia Stiglich, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada


3:30 pm  Closing Remarks by Governor Steve Sisolak


Light reception to follow

About the Law and Leadership Program

In 2019, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law was honored to welcome Governor Brian Sandoval as a Distinguished Fellow in Law and Leadership. Together, Governor Sandoval and the law school created the Law and Leadership Program which serves to:

1) prepare future lawyers to take leadership positions in government and public service;

2) bring together national and state leaders and scholars to discuss leadership theory and application; and

3) further the academic study of leadership and the role and ethics of lawyers in leadership positions.