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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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