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  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    November 08, 2019 - For the past two days the law school has taken part in #RebelsGive, a 1,957 minute fund raising event held university-wide celebrating the founding of UNLV in 1957. We are fortunate and grateful to have three generous donor challenges, where... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    November 01, 2019 - It's been an exciting week at the law school, and I am delighted to share some updates: Congratulations to Dean Frank Durand who this week received the inaugural Inspira Award from the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association. As Dean of Students, Frank has for two decades played a leading role shaping the law school and... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 29, 2019 - On October 19, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law hosted its annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Presentation with a special recognition of classes from 2004, 2009, and 2014. Congratulations to our award winners: read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 18, 2019 - I want to thank Robert and Tracy Eglet and the firm of Eglet Adams for their exceptional generosity and support of the law school. Eglet Adams generously supports the Nevada Justice Association UNLV Boyd Mock Trial Team, and the firm is this weekend hosting the final round of the Society of Advocates Annual Client... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 11, 2019 - This week the full Nevada Supreme Court heard oral argument at the law school, and then engaged in discussion with students and faculty. Terrific opportunities like these provide our students the chance to see the judicial process in action, and I want to thank Chief Justice Mark Gibbons and the Supreme Court for... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    October 04, 2019 - This week we launched the Justice Michael L. Douglas PreLaw Fellowship Program. This new initiative honors a trailblazer in our community, and promotes diversity and access to legal education at Nevada’s law school. The Justice Douglas PreLaw Fellowship Program, which begins next summer, will offer undergraduate... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 27, 2019 - This week, we were delighted to host two fantastic events. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 20, 2019 - Every year since 1998, the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA) has been a terrific partner with the law school. SNAWA has provided scholarships to our student leaders, and I am delighted to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients: Julia Armendariz, Khaylia DeCaires, Myrra Dvorak, Theresa... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 13, 2019 - Yesterday we launched our new Law and Leadership Program under the direction of Distinguished Fellow Governor Brian Sandoval, one of the most successful governors in Nevada history. It was an extraordinary day of learning from Nevada's leaders and past chief executives of fellow western states, and leading members... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    September 06, 2019 - We are fortunate to once again partner with Senator Harry Reid, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy, to bring an important and timely conversation to UNLV and Las Vegas. On Thursday, September 26, 2019, we will host Islam in America, a discussion with legal, social justice, immigration and foreign policy... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    August 30, 2019 - Welcome back to another great year at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law! This year, we welcome two new wonderful faculty members: Kathryn M. Stanchi and Joseph Regalia. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 17, 2019 - This is our last issue of Boyd Briefs for the academic year. We are busy planning a fantastic line up of events, speakers and conferences for next year, and look forward to sharing a full schedule soon. read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 10, 2019 - On May 17 at 10 a.m., the UNLV Boyd School of Law will hold our 2019 Commencement Ceremony. We look forward to recognizing our graduates and all they have accomplished. This year, we are honored to welcome U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen as our commencement speaker.This year's faculty remarks will be given by Ann C.... read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    May 03, 2019 - I am excited to share some great news coming out of Boyd Nation: read more
  • Dean Dan Hamilton
    April 26, 2019 - I'd like to congratulate the winners of this year's Clark County Bar Association Moot Court Competition: First Place: Edward Cate-Cribari Second Place: Graceanne Warburton Third Place: Richard Young Fourth Place: Julia Armendariz read more
  • 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

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