Student Spotlight

  • Nicole Lutey
    February 15, 2018 - Tell us about your work at Zappos. Working at Zappos is great. It’s not work as much as it’s going to hang out a clubhouse where you have a couple of responsibilities besides just having a good time. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had working. I’ve had a couple of roles at Zappos. Right now, I am a Senior Systems... read more
  • Stephanie Glantz
    February 09, 2018 - Your journey to law school began at 7, yes?  Yeah, I guess you could say that! I was 7 when I first testified in front of the Nevada Legislature. I was working with my assemblywoman at the time to take smoking out of grocery stores, and later testified for the bill that took smoking out of Nevada’s restaurants.... read more
  • Brittni Griffith
    February 02, 2018 - How did you enjoy your experience in Boyd's Mediation Clinic? Participating in Boyd’s Mediation Clinic was one of the most rewarding experiences of my law school career. In law school we are so often asked to weigh both sides of an argument but in the end to choose the stronger argument. It was not until my... read more
  • Seleste Wyse
    January 25, 2018 - How have you enjoyed your experience as a Boyd Public Interest Fellow?
  • Paige Foley
    January 19, 2018 - The coolest thing I've done as a Boyd student has been…  …joining the Society of Advocates (SOA). It has provided me with countless opportunities to practice and hone my advocacy skills, including traveling to New York City last year to compete. That's something I am anxious to repeat this coming spring! You are... read more
  • Jennifer Yee
    December 08, 2017 - Your father was an attorney, right?
  • Jessica Story
    November 30, 2017 - Aviation very much runs in the Story family, yes? Yes! I was the fourth generation in my family to work for Boeing, but the first of us to actually fly a plane! You're originally from the Pacific Northwest... how are you adjusting to the dry Vegas heat? I love the heat but maybe that’s because it is still new... read more
  • Athena Eliades
    November 17, 2017 - You earned a graduate degree at San Francisco State University and worked in San Francisco this summer. Is the City by the Bay a likely long-term destination? I think I will eventually end up back in San Francisco. I love Las Vegas. The opportunities I’ve had at UNLV as an undergrad and now at Boyd have been... read more
  • Racheal Ross
    November 09, 2017 - Tell us about your work with Boyd's chapter of the American Constitution Society over your time in law school.  
  • Michael Linton
    November 02, 2017 - You served our country in the United States Navy. How did that experience shape your world view?  The Navy shaped me as a person. I joined at the young age of 17. The whole experience taught me discipline in my work and how I conduct myself in everyday life. My military service has given me a heightened sense of... read more
  • Leah Carson
    October 26, 2017 - What did you learn growing up in El Paso, Texas?   I learned an odd juxtaposition of self-reliance and selflessness. My family admired people who handled challenges on their own. Yet they bent over backwards to pitch in whenever someone needed help. No one in my family ever asked for help, but they were always... read more
  • Kevin Everage
    October 19, 2017 - Prior to law school, you spent many years working as a patent examiner. What did you gain from that experience?
  • Molly Higgins
    October 13, 2017 - Molly Higgins loves to fly fish. True statement?    Yes! Although that’s not to say that I’m very good at it. I grew up spending my summers in Idaho but it wasn’t until college, with help from a few fly-fisherman friends, that I came to understand and cherish how beautiful and therapeutic a few days on the river... read more
  • William Nobriga
    October 05, 2017 - You're a literature guy. What is your "desert island" book? I tend to enjoy classics in literature, which includes authors like Twain, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, and Hemingway. That being said, I would likely choose the book Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain. Twain was way ahead of his time in writing this book, which... read more
  • Ben Shuman
    September 28, 2017 - How tough was it to grow up in Reno, attend the University of Nevada, Reno, then come to southern Nevada and archrival UNLV for law school? Growing up in Reno for most of my life, I have bled silver and blue. Unfortunately, I had to make a choice that doesn’t look good to my fellow Wolf Pack alumni. It is tough... read more
  • Shannon Borden
    September 21, 2017 - Tell us about your career as a professional Muay Thai fighter.
  • Jocelyn Murphy
    September 14, 2017 - You discovered your affinity for the law accidentally, right? Yes, I originally wanted to be a news reporter. I attended a magnet high school that specialized in broadcast journalism and even entered college as a journalism major. However, I signed up for an internship program one summer and was unexpectedly... read more
  • Cammy Ha
    September 07, 2017 - What are your memories of your childhood in Hong Kong? When I was little, my parents would take me to go see lights and decorations that were put on the harbor-facing buildings in Hong Kong during every Christmas.  The lights were so bright and attractive that you could even see them from the other side of the... read more
  • Ryan Saldanha
    May 18, 2017 - You did your undergraduate work at the University of Toronto, and you played four years of varsity football there.  Tell us about that experience. 
  • Monica Martinez
    May 11, 2017 - You are the president of La Voz (Boyd's Latino law student group), which was recently voted the law school's Student Organization of the Year.  Tell us why this year has been such a success for La Voz.
  • Adam Ellis
    May 05, 2017 - You've had a goal of running a marathon.  How are you doing with that? I’m not as far along as I had hoped, but I’m slowly getting back to training. Before law school, I ran a half-marathon, and my right knee decided not to cooperate a few miles in. I basically ran a majority of the race sideways to avoid bending... read more
  • Adrian Viesca
    April 27, 2017 - Tell us about your work with the Nevada State Legislature prior to law school.
  • Marckia Hayes
    April 21, 2017 - You were an extern for United States District Court Judge Richard Boulware.  What was your takeaway from that experience? My experience externing for Judge Richard Boulware was probably one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences during my law school career. Judge Boulware provides an externship... read more