From Dean Dan

  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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.   
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    November 02, 2017 - The law school is fortunate to have strong relationships with the Nevada and federal judiciary, and this has been an exceptional month for these important partnerships.
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    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
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 19, 2017 - Next week, the William S. Boyd School of Law is excited to welcome two national speakers to our campus.
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 13, 2017 - With its ever-growing entertainment and tech industries, Nevada depends on the strength and expertise of its intellectual property law community. Here at UNLV Boyd we are delighted to announce a new concentration in Intellectual Property (IP) Law under the guidance of Professors Mary LaFrance and Marketa Trimble.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 05, 2017 - This week, Las Vegas was shaken to its core by an unimaginable act of violence. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the first responders. The acts of kindness and outpouring of support around our city have shown the strength and compassion of both those professionals who in many cases risked... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 28, 2017 - We are fortunate at the law school to have outstanding partnerships with the Nevada Judiciary. We are honored to welcome courts to come sit at Boyd, and next week we have a milestone. For the first time the Nevada Supreme Court is sitting en banc at the law school, and all seven justices will hear oral arguments.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 21, 2017 - This Saturday, the William S. Boyd School of Law hosts its annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Presentation with a special recognition of classes from 2002, 2007, and 2012. We are grateful to have as our guest Representative Dina Titus, who will deliver welcoming remarks, and Professor Emeritus Christopher L.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 14, 2017 - In support of our students and our community, the UNLV Immigration Clinic will be assisting with preparation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal forms for Nevada residents free of charge between now and October 5. I’m also very proud of our student organizations, La Voz; the Immigration Law... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 07, 2017 - First, I want to send a message of support and commitment to all those affected by this week's announcement of changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This week the President took action to eliminate the DACA immigration program unless Congress acts within six months. Those eligible... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 18, 2017 - In our last issue of Boyd Briefs for the academic year, I want to recognize some outstanding faculty members who have recently received national awards.  
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 11, 2017 - Tomorrow we celebrate our 2017 Commencement. It is an exciting day at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, and we are proud to congratulate all of our graduates. This year we welcome Senator Harry Reid as our commencement speaker.
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 05, 2017 - Boyd School of Law has one of the most robust and successful post-graduate judicial clerkship placement programs in the country. Each year, a quarter to a third of Boyd's graduating class secure clerkships with Nevada judges. Boyd graduates routinely clerk at the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Second Judicial... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 27, 2017 - I am proud to recognize Boyd Charter Class member Daron Dorsey, who last night was honored as the William S. Boyd School of Law Alumnus of the Year at the 2017 Annual Alumni Awards. Daron was selected for this award by Boyd's Alumni Chapter Board for his many contributions to the law school. Daron started the... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 21, 2017 - This week, we held our annual awards dinner to recognize the contributions of the Nevada Law Journal, the UNLV Gaming Law Journal, and the Society of Advocates (SOA). Our students, faculty and alumni joined together to celebrate another successful academic year and to recognize the achievements of these student... read more