From Dean Dan - April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
Dean Dan Hamilton

On April 20, the Nevada Law Journal (NLJ) published its third annual White Paper, analyzing the Nevada’s Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act in 2016. It is a ninety-page comprehensive analysis and overview of some of the most important legal issues surrounding consumption of recreational marijuana in Nevada. The White Paper includes appendices and an inclusive, easy to reference table of all the nationwide bills on the same issue. Perhaps most importantly, the White Paper includes two proposed bills for consideration in Nevada’s upcoming legislative session. An Executive Summary can be found here, and includes a link to the full White Paper. 

I would like to thank Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Glantz and NLJ Editors Brent Resh, Alysa Grimes, and Beatriz Aguirre. The law school would also like to thank Supreme Court Justices James Hardesty and Michael Cherry for their support and guidance on this project; as well as Deonne Contine, former director of the Nevada Department of Taxation; Senator Tick Segerblom; Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak; Assemblyman Steve Yeager; Professor Sam Kamin at University of Denver Sturm College of Law; and finally Professors Ruben Garcia and Francine Lipman.

I'd also like to congratulate the winners of this year's Clark County Bar Association Moot Court Competition:

  • First Place: Adrianna Guida
  • Second Place: Eden Bernstein
  • Third Place: Daniel Brady
  • Fourth Place: Miriam Shumway

Thank you to our final round judges: California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Kristina Pickering, and U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Gordon. I'd also like to extend thanks to UNLV Law faculty and staff who helped coordinate a fantastic event: Lena Rieke, Nakia Jackson-Hale, Kelly Boan, Sunny Halstead, and all of our Lawyering Process faculty for their support in coordinating the competition. And, thank you to the lawyers and judges who volunteered to judge the preliminary and semifinal rounds.
 
Best,

Dan
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law
daniel.hamilton@unlv.edu
facebook.com/DeanDanHamilton

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