May 18, 2018 - This is our last issue of Boyd Briefs for the academic year. We are already busy planning a fantastic line up of events, speakers and conferences for next year, highlighted by our 20th anniversary at UNLV Boyd School of Law. Please join us on December 1 for our 20th year celebration!
We look forward to sharing a... read more
May 11, 2018 - Today the legal community came together to celebrate the hard work of the class of 2018. I would like to congratulate our newest graduates and extend my thanks to the members of the bar and bench, and especially our commencement speaker Governor Brian Sandoval. My sincere appreciation as well to Bill Boyd, Barbara... read more
May 04, 2018 - On May 11 at 10 a.m., we celebrate all of our J.D. and LL.M. graduates at the 2018 Commencement. It’s one of the most exciting days here at the law school. This year, we are honored to welcome Governor Brian Sandoval as our commencement speaker.
This year's faculty remarks will be given by founding faculty... read more
April 27, 2018 - On April 20, the Nevada Law Journal (NLJ) published its third annual White Paper, analyzing the Nevada’s Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act in 2016. It is a ninety-page comprehensive analysis and overview of some of the most important legal issues surrounding consumption of recreational marijuana in Nevada.... read more
April 20, 2018 - On Monday, April 23 the law school is pleased to host two terrific events. First, we are delighted to welcome California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu who will deliver the annual Judge Lloyd D. George Lecture on the Judicial Process. Justice Liu joined the bench after a distinguished career in private practice... read more
April 13, 2018 - The new Workplace Law Program at UNLV Boyd, led by Professor Ruben Garcia and William S. Boyd Professor of Law Ann McGinley, is at the forefront of exploring issues surrounding labor and employment law. Created in 2017, the Program offers students a rigorous introduction to workplace law through courses taught by... read more
April 06, 2018 - Over the next year, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will bring together lawmakers, law enforcement, judges, academics, students, and community members to discuss legal and legislative solutions for reducing gun violence. Our goal is to facilitate a thoughtful, balanced, and substantive discussion about gun... read more
March 30, 2018 - On April 5 at 4 p.m. in the Thomas & Mack Courtroom, the law school will host our annual Robert D. Faiss Lecture on Gaming Law & Policy. This year’s speaker is Dr. Bo Bernhard, Executive Director of the International Gaming Institute. He will deliver a talk: On the Shoulders of Giants: Reflections on the... read more
March 23, 2018 - Earlier this week we learned UNLV Boyd Law ranked 59th out of 194 accredited law schools in the US News & World Report 2019 law school rankings. We moved up three spots from last year, and this marks our highest ranking ever. Additionally, we are delighted that our Lawyering Process program ranked first in the... read more
March 16, 2018 - Next week, as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, the law school welcomes Judge Ken Starr who will present a talk on "Investigating the President" at 4 p.m. on March 22 in the Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom. Judge Starr has had a distinguished career in academia, the law and public service. Judge... read more
March 09, 2018 - Every spring for nearly a decade, Students United for Diversity in the Law (SUDL) organize and carry out the Street Law program, where our students talk about the law and law school with high school students around Las Vegas. This year, Street Law classes are being held at Chaparral High School every Friday. At... read more
March 02, 2018 - Next week, we are delighted to welcome the Honorable Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and nine-term member of Congress (1993-99, 2001-11), for a public talk, "Foreign Policy and National Security: A Conversation with Jane Harman." Ms.
February 23, 2018 - It was wonderful to see many of you last night at the 19th Annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Auction in The Strip View Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center to support opportunities in public interest work for our law students.
February 15, 2018 - This weekend we are delighted to host the fourth annual Judge Lloyd D. George Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. This is a regional competition that prepares teams for the national Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, which will take place next month in New York. The George Competition is made possible by... read more
February 02, 2018 - UNLV Law is committed to bringing distinguished and thought-provoking speakers to Nevada. During the next few weeks, I am pleased that we will welcome a fantastic lineup of speakers from a diverse array of scholarly and policy backgrounds.
January 25, 2018 - Each year the law school welcomes a number of distinguished faculty from other law schools around the country to teach at Boyd. These nationally recognized scholars and teachers enrich our curriculum and our scholarly community. This semester we are delighted to host three leading scholars in constitutional law,... read more
January 19, 2018 - We kick off a new year with lots of wonderful news from Boyd Nation!
I want to recognize the student and alumni award winners from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's 2017 Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. Please join me in congratulating:
December 08, 2017 - Boyd Nation continues to grow and we are excited to welcome more graduates during our winter commencement on December 16. In order to help you stay connected with your classmates, we’ve recently launched a new alumni landing page and alumni directory. Through the directory you can update your profile, submit class... read more
November 30, 2017 - As we wind down the year, I want to recognize some of the many accomplishments and contributions of Boyd students and alumni. On November 3, two of our students and three alumni were recognized by Nevada Legal Services at its annual Champions of Justice Luncheon for their contributions to the organization and the... read more
November 17, 2017 - Each year, the student-run Nevada Law Journal (NLJ) explores a Nevada-specific area of law and publishes its findings in a White Paper. The 2017 White Paper, entitled “Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure: a 50 State Survey Symposium,” addresses the fact that Nevada is one of only three states that does not have... read more
November 09, 2017 - One of the core missions of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law is to serve as a legal resource and partner for our local community. We could not fulfill this purpose without the support of individuals and organizations throughout the community who have worked with us for nearly 20 years.
October 26, 2017 - The fall season is a great time for us to travel and visit the alumni of Boyd Nation, now over 2,000 strong. Over the past few weeks, I’ve attended many great events and want to thank each of you who continue to stay connected with the law school.
I am delighted to share with you some event photos, including:... read more