This Saturday, UNLV is hosting the We The People competition, a national civic education program with a long history in Nevada, thanks to the leadership of Justice Elissa Cadish, Judge Phil Pro, and the State Bar of Nevada. We look forward to the participation of high schools from around the state and prominent competition judges from across Nevada. The winner of this week's Nevada State Competition will go on to compete in the national competition this spring. This program would not have been possible without the cooperation of our friends at the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement, The Washoe County School District, the UNLV Honors College, and the College of Liberal Arts. I'd like to particularly thank Professor Michael Green, and Kathleen Dickinson the Program Director, for their work in bringing this event here to UNLV.
We'd also like to congratulate Boyd Law alum Natalie Cox, who was sworn in this week to a 14 year term to the federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas. Originally from Kodiak, Alaska, Judge Cox attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville,Tennessee, on a full basketball scholarship, graduating with a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in 1997. She received her JD from UNLV Boyd, in 2001 as part of the charter class. Natalie joins Judge Brenda Weksler as the second Boyd alum to become a federal judge, and we welcome her back to Las Vegas.
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law