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  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 13, 2019 - Yesterday we launched our new Law and Leadership Program under the direction of Distinguished Fellow Governor Brian Sandoval, one of the most successful governors in Nevada history. It was an extraordinary day of learning from Nevada's leaders and past chief executives of fellow western states, and leading members... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 06, 2019 - We are fortunate to once again partner with Senator Harry Reid, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy, to bring an important and timely conversation to UNLV and Las Vegas. On Thursday, September 26, 2019, we will host Islam in America, a discussion with legal, social justice, immigration and foreign policy... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    August 30, 2019 - Welcome back to another great year at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law! This year, we welcome two new wonderful faculty members: Kathryn M. Stanchi and Joseph Regalia. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 17, 2019 - This is our last issue of Boyd Briefs for the academic year. We are busy planning a fantastic line up of events, speakers and conferences for next year, and look forward to sharing a full schedule soon. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 10, 2019 - On May 17 at 10 a.m., the UNLV Boyd School of Law will hold our 2019 Commencement Ceremony. We look forward to recognizing our graduates and all they have accomplished. This year, we are honored to welcome U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen as our commencement speaker.This year's faculty remarks will be given by Ann C.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 03, 2019 - I am excited to share some great news coming out of Boyd Nation: read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 26, 2019 - I'd like to congratulate the winners of this year's Clark County Bar Association Moot Court Competition: First Place: Edward Cate-Cribari Second Place: Graceanne Warburton Third Place: Richard Young Fourth Place: Julia Armendariz read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 19, 2019 - This week, Nevada's legal community came together to launch the new UNLV Boyd School of Law Justice Michael L. Douglas PreLaw Fellowship Program. This new initiative not only honors a trailblazer in our community, but will promote diversity and access to legal education at Nevada’s law school.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 12, 2019 - We are delighted to welcome Judge Carlos Bea from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday, April 22. Judge Bea will deliver our annual Judge Lloyd D. George Lecture on the Judicial Process at noon with a talk titled "Appellate Fact-Finding and the Abuse of Discretion Standard: The... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 05, 2019 - We are delighted to offer two upcoming legal workshops for the Las Vegas community: read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    March 29, 2019 - As we head into the the final weeks of the semester, the law school's event calendar is filled with many great symposia and lectures. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    March 22, 2019 - On April 11th at 4pm, Senator Harry Reid, with the UNLV Boyd School of Law, will bring to campus an important discussion of Anti-Semitism in America. UNLV is pleased to welcome nationally recognized authors Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt from Emory University and Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    March 15, 2019 - This week, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law was ranked 58th out of 192 accredited law schools in US News & World Report's 2020 annual list of best graduate and professional schools. This is our highest ranking ever, and the law school has moved 25 points in the last four years. We are particularly... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    March 08, 2019 - The Melanie Kushnir Access to Justice Fellowship was created by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in honor of Melanie Kushnir, who dedicated her life to inspiring pro bono attorneys, law students, bar leaders, the judiciary, and the community, to donate their time, knowledge, and experience to those in need... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    March 01, 2019 - I am delighted to share a couple of alumni updates from around Boyd Nation: read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    February 22, 2019 - Across the nation, law schools and universities are considering the critical issues surrounding the First Amendment and free speech in the context of higher education. At the UNLV Boyd School of Law, we are fortunate to have Mark Yudof, a distinguished leader in the field and in American higher education, teaching... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    February 15, 2019 - Monday, February 11 was UNLV Boyd Law Day at the Nevada Legislature! It was wonderful to see our students externing in Carson City and Reno (who were recognized on the floor of the Assembly), alumni, faculty, and friends. My sincere thanks to Governor Steve Sisolak, Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor Kate... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    February 01, 2019 - The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV Boyd is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the field. Thanks to the leadership of Saltman Professor of Law Jean Sternlight and Associate Director, Professor Lydia Nussbaum, the Saltman Center brings nationally-recognized speakers and terrific programs to the... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    January 28, 2019 - Happy New Year, Boyd Nation! read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    December 07, 2018 - What a terrific night last Saturday, celebrating Boyd's 20th Anniversary! It was a thrill to see so many supporters, friends, alumni, students, faculty and staff come together to celebrate this remarkable law school. Click... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    November 16, 2018 - The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV Boyd is nationally and internationally recognized for its work on conflict resolution and Alternate Dispute Resolution. The Center is directed by Saltman Professor of Law, Jean Sternlight, one of the leading scholars in the field of law and psychology. The... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    November 09, 2018 - As I reviewed the list of names on the Nevada ballot this past week, I counted 16 members of Boyd Nation running in races at the executive, judicial, legislative, and local level across the Silver State. One of my favorite statistics is that one in four active members of the Nevada Bar are graduates of UNLV Law,... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    November 02, 2018 - Today the law school hosted a terrific symposium organized by the Nevada Law Journal, as a companion to this year's NLJ White Paper: "The Elephant in Nevada’s Hotel Rooms: Social Consumption of Recreational Marijuana, a Survey of Laws, Issues, and Solutions." You can read the White Paper... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 26, 2018 - I want to recognize our annual Alumni Award winners. These graduates have gone above and beyond supporting the UNLV Boyd Law School, and I want to thank them for all they have done. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 19, 2018 - As we head into Nevada Day Weekend, I would like to take a moment and thank all of the local, state and national leaders who continue to support the law school. Over the past 20 years, Boyd Nation has grown to include more than 2,300 alumni, some of the nation's most respected and cited law school faculty, and... read more

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