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  • 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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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

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