From Dean Dan - January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019
Dean Dan Hamilton

Happy New Year, Boyd Nation!

We start off our new semester with one of our terrific named lectures. This year on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. we are glad to host the annual Judge Philip Pro Lecture in Legal History. This lecture honors a great friend, and one of the founders of the law school, and brings to Boyd the nation's leading legal historians. Past speakers have included Eric Foner, Christine Desan, Ajay Mehrotra, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin. This year we are delighted to bring Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University School of Law Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law. Professor Dudziak will present a talk on "The War Powers Pivot: How Congress Lost its Power in Korea." Often called the “forgotten war,” the Korean War played a crucial role in changing political restraints on presidential war power. I hope you can join us in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court. This talk is free and open to all.

I also want to congratulate the UNLV Black Law Student Association (BLSA) for bringing the Western Region of the National Black Law Students Association Convention to UNLV. As part of this program, we hosted a regional round of the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition. Two Boyd teams took part and we are proud that students Casi Turi (1L), Gabrielle Boliou (1L), Kristina Beske (1L), and Gillian Block (1L) will advance to the national competition this March in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is the second consecutive year the BLSA mock trial program has advanced to nationals. My sincere thanks to Caleb Green (3L) and Austin Barnum (3L) for organizing a terrific three-day event.


Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law

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