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  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    05/14/2021 - Congratulations to the newest alums of Boyd Nation! Today, we were delighted to celebrate our commencement in person with faculty, staff, students and their families. We are grateful to our namesake, Bill Boyd, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Director, Barbara Buckley, and UNLV President Dr. Keith Whitfield... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    05/07/2021 - On May 14 at 10 a.m., the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will honor the class of 2021 in the Thomas & Mack Center with a limited-capacity ceremony open to our graduates and their families. This year, we are honored to welcome UNLV Boyd Alumna and Federal Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler as our commencement... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/30/2021 - This past year has been particularly stressful and difficult for my family and me, intensified by the pandemic that has caused suffering for so many. Balancing my responsibilities as dean of the law school with the pressing needs of those closest to me has been an ongoing challenge. It is now clear to me that my... read more
  • 04/28/2021 - To the Las Vegas Community,... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/23/2021 - UNLV Boyd students have the opportunity to participate in the law school's Legislative Externship Program and Legislative Policy Course when our legislature meets every other year. This program lets our students become immersed in the legislative process as legislative externs with law firms and public interest... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/16/2021 - Last weekend, UNLV Boyd School of Law students, faculty, staff, and community celebrated in a virtual Barrister’s Ball. Many thanks to Student Bar Association President Reema Hassanieh, and the SBA leadership for all their hard work in coordinating a wonderful evening, which included a toast to the accomplishments... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/09/2021 - One of the biggest changes to Las Vegas in recent years has been the addition of professional sports teams. The Las Vegas Raiders look forward to their first game in front of live fans, and the Vegas Golden Knights continue to have spectacular success as a new franchise. Here at UNLV Boyd, we are delighted to now... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    04/02/2021 - This week we learned that the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law moved up two spots to 60 out of 193 accredited law schools in this year's US News & World Report rankings. We are delighted that our Legal Writing program was ranked first in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. The... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    03/26/2021 - This week, we were honored to present a keynote talk by Congressman James E. Clyburn, the Majority Whip and the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives. This event was a continuation of the series Black in America - Addressing Inequality: Securing Civil and Political Rights, as part of... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    03/12/2021 - I want to thank the student leaders at the Society of Advocates, and in particular SOA President Skylar Arkawa-Phamphilon, and Competition Chairs Austin Wood and Grace Warburton, for bringing the sixth annual Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition to UNLV Boyd Law this week. Named for Frank Schreck, one of the... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    03/05/2021 - Congratulations to all those who took part in last week’s Society of Advocates 1L Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the Nevada Justice Association. Thank you to SOA Mock Trial Chair Trisha Delos Santos, SOA President Skylar Arakawa-Pamphilon, and all of the student leaders at the SOA who made this competition... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/26/2021 - In February, the Nevada Legislature convened for its biennial session. We’re particularly proud of our Boyd alums in the legislature including Speaker of the Nevada Assembly Jason Frierson, and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. At Boyd there is a new student group, the Policy and Legislation Society formed... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/22/2021 - Last week, as part of Black History Month, we were honored to present a keynote talk by Secretary Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration, and one of our nation’s most distinguished public... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/12/2021 - Boyd Nation now has over 2,500 alums who, in only 20 years, have transformed the bench and bar in Nevada. The UNLV William S. Boyd School of law is delighted to announce the winners of our 2020 Alumni Awards. Congratulations to our award winners: ... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    02/05/2021 - Congratulations to UNLV Boyd alum Mona Kaveh who was featured in the ABA Journal this month for her pro bono work on behalf of foster children in Las Vegas. (Read here) Mona, who is at Kemp Jones, is... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    01/29/2021 - I want to recognize the important work of the University Legal Services Project, a collaboration between UNLV and the College of Southern Nevada. The Project is led by ULS Fellow Michael Shamoon ’19, and is part of the Thomas and Mack Immigration Clinic at the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinics. The Project represents... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    01/22/2021 - On Tuesday, we started a new semester here at Boyd. Here are some upcoming events and some good news: • The Boyd Chapter of the Black Law Students Association was recognized as BLSA Chapter of the Year by the Western Region of the National Black Law Students Association. Congratulations to these student leaders,... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    12/11/2020 - For the final Boyd Briefs of this unprecedented semester, I'd like to share some good news from around #BoydNation. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    12/04/2020 - I am delighted to share that this week, Nevada has released its first State Climate Strategy and that UNLV Boyd played an important role in creating the Strategy.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/20/2020 - Many have heard me joke that I am single-issue voter when it comes to elections: I support UNLV Boyd grads. The recent election shows the increasing impact the law school has on Nevada as more and more of our alums are elected to serve in the judiciary or legislature. I would like to extend my congratulations and... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/17/2020 - Thanks to a major gift from the GVC Foundation U.S., the law school will soon launch gaming and regulatory online courses. This online training program will be offered to operators, regulators, lawyers and others who work in and around the worldwide gaming industry. The mostly asynchronous classes, which will... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    11/09/2020 - First, I want to congratulate our friend and colleague, Professor David Orentlicher, who on Tuesday won election to serve in the Nevada Assembly representing District 20. Professor Orentlicher is a nationally distinguished scholar, and now once again a bona fide public servant. You can learn more about him... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    10/30/2020 - I want to thank the leadership of the UNLV Boyd Law Policy and Legislation Society (PALS) and everyone involved for a great event over the weekend. In this innovative new competition, competitors submit bill draft requests that are then turned into proposed bills, and finally presented before legislators at a mock... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    10/23/2020 - I want to thank the Society of Advocates for organizing a successful 2020 Client Counseling Competition from Oct. 16th-17th. I particularly want to congratulate the first place winners, law students Mary Groesbeck and RJ Lemus. Special thanks to SOA President Casey Rosenberg and Vice President Paige Silva. The... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    10/16/2020 - We are grateful to the Career Development Office for their work with the Professional Development Fellowship. The program provides diverse Boyd students with an educational experience by pairing them with local legal employers with a long-term goal of increasing diversity in their hiring and retention. Second-year... read more

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