Professor Patience Crowder will join the faculty at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV in Spring 2024 as a Professor of Law. She will design and teach a new law clinic that will focus on transactional legal assistance and community economic development. Prior to Boyd Law, Professor Crowder was an Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the Wellspring Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Tulsa College of Law.
Professor Crowder’s scholarship examines the intersection and impact of contract, corporate, and local laws in advocacy for the public interest, particularly in revitalizing underserved communities. Her articles have been published by the Tennessee Law Review, the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, the Marquette Law Review, and the Indiana Law Review. Professor Crowder served as a Clinical Fellow in the Community Development Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law and prior to this, worked as the business development manager of a nonprofit that revitalized an inner-city neighborhood through economic development and public education in Sacramento, CA. She began her legal career as a bank finance associate with Shearman & Sterling in San Francisco, California. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, and a B.A. in Sociology from Georgetown University.