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  • 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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 12, 2018 - We have two great talks I want to highlight coming to the law school in the next two weeks. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 05, 2018 - I am delighted to share ongoing good news from our Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic. The clinical program at Boyd regularly demonstrates the impact the law school and its students have on our community. read... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 28, 2018 - Next week we are delighted to welcome a trio of Intellectual Property conferences. First up, we welcome the annual meeting of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Entertainment & Sports... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 21, 2018 - With thanks to the UNLV Workplace Law Program, directed by Professors Ann McGinley and Ruben Garcia, we look forward to welcoming Ms. Michele Hirshman on October 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom. Ms. Hirshman, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, will give a talk... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 14, 2018 - Though the semester has just begun, our students and faculty never stop demonstrating the impact of the law school in both community outreach and research. I would like to take a moment and recognize some of the outstanding accomplishments from around Boyd Nation. ... read more
  • Dean Dan Hilton
    September 07, 2018 - I am delighted to report that the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has recognized the Boyd Student Chapter of La Voz as the "Law Student Organization of the Year" for the second year in a row. The HNBA honored the organization at its annual convention last night in Philadelphia. Congratulations to La Voz... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    August 31, 2018 - We've begun another exciting year here at Boyd, punctuated by the fact we've not only welcomed our largest incoming class to date but that we begin our 20th Anniversary. If you haven't yet done so, please mark your calendars for December 1 when we commemorate this wonderful milestone with a gala featuring a... read more

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