WhenSaturday, December 1, 2018 -
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
20th Anniversary Gala
December 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm • Bellagio Las Vegas
Twenty years ago, our community came together to build what is now recognized as one of the top public law schools in the country.
We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law's 20th Anniversary. We are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker Joseph R. Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States. This event will also serve as the law school's main scholarship fundraiser for the year.
Joseph R. Biden
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States (2009-2017). As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, he was widely recognized for his work on criminal justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Act and the Violence Against Women Act.
As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years, Biden played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. As the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden continued his leadership on important issues facing the nation and represented our country abroad. Biden led the White House Cancer Moonshot, which resulted in more than 80 new actions and collaborations from the public and private sectors to speed progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care, and worked with Congress to authorize an additional $1.8 billion for investment in cancer research. Biden oversaw the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and chaired the Middle-Class Task Force. In January 2017, President Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with Distinction---the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Media wishing to cover UNLV Law’s 20th Anniversary Gala must register in advance by emailing the law school’s Media Relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and requests for media credentials will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Additional information on the credentialing process and event logistics is forthcoming. Requests for media credentials must be received by 5 p.m. PDT Nov. 28.