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  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    09/18/2020 - Congratulations to UNLV Boyd 2L Madyson Hinkel, who won first place in this year's Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition based on the brief she prepared in Professor Lori Johnson's Lawyering Process 2 class last spring semester. This national competition is sponsored by the Mercer University School of... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    09/11/2020 - Thanks to Professor Becky Harris, who last semester taught a course on Gaming Law Policy. Becky is a former state senator, an LL.M. in Gaming Law from Boyd, and past chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Her students drafted proposed legislation for consideration by the Board. One such proposal was recently... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    09/04/2020 - With the school year now fully underway it is a pleasure to welcome everybody back to UNLV Law and to wish you a great year ahead. The law school has come together in extraordinary times, and I’m proud of the dedication and perseverance shown by faculty, staff, and students. Our students in particular have... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    05/15/2020 - Dear Boyd Nation, Normally, we would be in Ham Hall at UNLV gathered together to celebrate our newest alums. Families and friends would scream and shout, air horns would sound, and Frank would keep everything moving like clockwork. Even though we are at home, we want to celebrate the Class of 2020 with a virtual... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    05/08/2020 - Our professors remain at the forefront of providing good and important legal insight during this pandemic and their efforts are greatly appreciated.   read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    05/01/2020 - The Nevada Law Journal held their virtual end of year dinner last week, and I want to thank Editor-In-Chief Anna Guida and the student editors at the NLJ for all their excellent work. I also want to congratulate Greg Cloward who was named the winner of the Justice Elissa Cadish Award for best student note for his... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/24/2020 - Congratulations to Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, Nancy Rapoport, who was recently asked if one of her articles could be featured in the Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable. Nancy's piece, Client-Focused Management of Expectations for Legal Fees in Large Chapter 11 Cases, will be the focus of... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/17/2020 - In these tough times, every bit of good news helps. I want to thank and congratulate the Career Development team at UNLV Boyd for the just released class of 2019 employment numbers. Our overall employment rate after 10 months is 92.6%, our second highest ever. It is wonderful to see so many of our grads doing well... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/10/2020 - This week, UNLV Boyd School of Law announced its partnership with The Nevada Independent and its editor, Jon Ralston, on a new Judicial Races Project. Our goal is to provide information to help voters make more and more informed decisions in judicial races. This is an opportunity for our students to help... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/03/2020 - I want to thank Associate Dean Christine Smith for working to keep our Community Service Program working so well serving Nevadans. Our partnerships with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services are going strong. Our students and community partners and attorneys continue to offer free legal... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    03/27/2020 - The response of the UNLV Boyd community to the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. In a little over a week's time, our law school moved all of our courses online. Faculty and students have risen to the occasion, and I appreciate all everyone has done to move so quickly. We are now, and who knows for how long,... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    03/13/2020 - This week, the UNLV Boyd School of Law and the UNLV Health Law Program, a partnership between the law school and the UNLV School of Public Health, presented Health Care Reform and the 2020 Election. This half day conference featured a keynote presentation from the Honorable Michael Leavitt, who served as Secretary... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    03/06/2020 - UNLV Boyd Law is pleased to host its inaugural alumni U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In ceremony in Washington D. C., and we invite you to join us June 1-2. The Supreme Court allows only 30 of our graduates to participate, and you must be a member of your State Bar for at least three years. Please see the detailed... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/28/2020 - Last night, we held the 21st Annual Public Interest Law Association Silver State Auction. This annual event raises funds for law students to do public interest work in the summer. I want to thank PILA President, Alexis Taitel, Vice President, Chelsea Armstrong and Vice President of the Auction, Liz Davenport for... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/21/2020 - On Friday, UNLV announced a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to the College of Hospitality and the Boyd School of Law. This transformative gift will make the university the nation’s leading source for education and innovation related to tribal gaming operations and law.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/14/2020 - Part of what distinguishes UNLV Boyd is our faculty-led Programs and Centers. Two examples are the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution and the UNLV Health Law Program. Each has important upcoming events: read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/07/2020 - The law school is extraordinarily grateful to Sam and Lexy Lionel for a gift of $1 million to create a new Reid-Lionel Scholarship Fund in recognition of Senator Harry Reid.  read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    01/31/2020 - 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... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    01/24/2020 - Happy New Year and welcome back Boyd Nation! This semester promises to be an eventful one. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    12/13/2019 - As the semester winds down, I'm delighted to share some recent good news of recognition of our students. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/22/2019 - There are many wonderful things happening here at Boyd Law. You can read about our terrific faculty, programs and events in our magazine, UNLV Law and in the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Newsletter,... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/15/2019 - This week, the law school's Program on Race, Gender, and Policing brought together a panel of law enforcement officials and community activists and scholars for a panel discussion: Police De-Escalation: Reducing Force and Building Community Trust. This panel was covered by the... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/08/2019 - For the past two days the law school has taken part in #RebelsGive, a 1,957 minute fund raising event held university-wide celebrating the founding of UNLV in 1957. We are fortunate and grateful to have three generous donor challenges, where... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/01/2019 - It's been an exciting week at the law school, and I am delighted to share some updates: Congratulations to Dean Frank Durand who this week received the inaugural Inspira Award from the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association. As Dean of Students, Frank has for two decades played a leading role shaping the law school and... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    10/29/2019 - On October 19, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law hosted its annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Presentation with a special recognition of classes from 2004, 2009, and 2014. Congratulations to our award winners: read more

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