Dean Dan's Message to the Boyd Community Regarding the Las Vegas Strip Shooting

October 02, 2017

Members of the Boyd Family,

We are saddened beyond words at the unspeakable tragedy that took place in our city last night. We stand together to help one another through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

The law school is open and classes will be held. We are here to help however we can. There are resources both at the law school and at UNLV. Please let me or Dean Durand know if we can help provide support or assistance in any way. Frank is at frank.durand(at) and at 702 895-1240. I am at daniel.hamilton(at) and at 702 895-1876. We will keep Room 203 open all day for people to come together. Information on grief counseling follows.

No one at the law school or at UNLV is alone. Please do reach out to me or any of the faculty and staff and let us know how we can help. We are a community that supports each other, especially at times like this.


Student Counseling Resources

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to any member of the campus community and provides a variety of confidential services such as individual, couple, and group counseling. Students are encouraged to call the CAPS office to schedule an initial appointment.

An on-call counselor is available during open hours to see students who have an immediate need and to consult with faculty and staff. For more information call (702) 895-3627 or visit the Student Counseling and Psychological Services website.

Faculty and Staff Counseling Resources

Counseling and support services are available to faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a confidential assessment and referral program to help individuals with personal and work-related issues. Consultants are available 24 hours-a-day, every day, all year long. For more information call 877-234-5151 or visit the Employee Assistance page.