From Dean Sara - August 27, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021
Dean Sara Gordon

This week, we were so pleased to welcome new students and welcome back returning students to Boyd for what promises to be another interesting year. The start of a new academic year always reminds us how grateful we are to our students and to all of the Boyd community and how much we have missed them – never more so than this past eighteen months. Although this year may again look a little different, with some of our students on campus and others continuing to take classes remotely (and some doing a little bit of both), I know that what makes the Boyd community special – the relationships we build and the work we do – will continue no matter how we interact. 

It is also a different sort of year for me, as I will be serving as Interim Dean of the law school for the academic year while we begin a search for a new permanent dean. I’ve been at the law school for over fifteen years as a professor and then as an associate dean and in all of that time I’ve seen the law school community face challenges together and in a spirit of goodwill. This coming year we will of course continue to adapt to changes caused by the pandemic – changes nationally, changes in our community, and changes at home. This year may test us, as have the last eighteen months, but I know that we will support one another, learn from each other, and continue to make a difference in Las Vegas and around the state.

Welcome back and I look forward to seeing you all, whether virtually or in-person, very soon.

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