Student Spotlight

  • Anthony Ruiz
    10/15/2021 - Anthony Ruiz, 3L, on what it was like to petition the State Legislature during the last legislative session, his favorite law school course, and how he relaxes.  read more
  • Jamie Leavitt
    10/08/2021 - Want to get involved in Mock Trial? Jamie Leavitt, 3L, has some advice on what it takes to be successful.  read more
  • Carla Bywaters
    10/01/2021 - 1L Carla Bywaters shares how her love of the law has transitioned through her careers. read more
  • Connor Farmer
    09/24/2021 - From upstate New York, to London, and now to Las Vegas, 1L Connor Farmer, talks about his experiences and one of his biggest challenges.  read more
  • Dianna Sauceda-Chirinos
    09/17/2021 - Part-time student, Dianna Sauceda-Chirinos, explains how her experience at a law firm allows her to put her class theory into actual practice.  read more
  • Natasha Sharma
    09/10/2021 - Natasha Sharma (3L), explains why she makes time for her leadership roles in both the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and the Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA), and why inclusivity is so important.... read more
  • Robel Asefaw
    09/03/2021 - Robel Asefaw (3L), President of Boyd's Black Law Students Association (BLSA), on his plans for BLSA this year and how he overcame challenges during his first year of law school. read more
  • Greer Sullivan
    08/27/2021 - Greer Sullivan (3L) shares how Rugby broadened her perspective, and how she'll approach making connections as the new SBA president. read more
  • Allison Mann
    05/14/2021 - Having grown up there, is Georgia often on your mind? Every now and then I pine for a quintessential Georgia experience from my childhood: navigating thorny bushes on a blackberry picking expedition, or drifting off to the buzzing of June bugs or a whippoorwill’s call. However, there are plenty of Georgia’s... read more
  • Christian Gonzalez Perez
    05/07/2021 - You recently were named Pro Bono Student of Distinction by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. What did that recognition mean to you? read more
  • Danielle Maatouk
    04/30/2021 - You are the president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association. The group has had a busy year, yes? read more
  • Anya Sanko
    04/23/2021 - You work as a firearms analyst for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Sounds fascinating! Tell us more. I have worked for the LVMPD Forensic Lab for 12 years. I test fire evidence firearms and microscopically compare the test fired bullets and cartridge cases to those in evidence to determine if they have... read more
  • Jonathan Martin
    04/16/2021 - How have you enjoyed your time at Boyd -- pandemic notwithstanding -- since transferring from the West Virginia University College of Law? read more
  • Joshua Nelson
    04/09/2021 - Tell our readers about your experience coaching a debate team in China. read more
  • Skylar Arakawa-Pamphilon
    04/02/2021 - As president of Society of Advocates, what do you believe are the organization's noteworthy accomplishments this year? read more
  • Servando Martinez
    03/26/2021 - What was it like growing up the youngest of 13 siblings? Growing up with 12 siblings was simultaneously one of the most rewarding and chaotic experiences. Being the youngest, I was able to see 12 different people walk 12 different paths of life. That’s 12x the life lessons! They were quintessential in making me... read more
  • Greer Sullivan
    03/12/2021 - How have your linguistics studies as an undergrad at Cal been helpful to you in law school? read more
  • Connor Riddle
    03/05/2021 - What brought you from your native Illinois to Nevada? As much as I’ll miss the Prairie State, there’s a charming beauty in the West that attracts a nature nut like myself. After spending a couple summers in Reno, I grew fond of the unique character of Nevada and its expanding opportunities, Boyd being an... read more
  • John McCormick-Huhn
    02/22/2021 - You hold a PhD in cognitive psychology. How has that background informed/influenced your law study? read more
  • Casey Rosenberg
    02/12/2021 - How fun... and challenging... was it to be a high school debate coach? read more
  • Alix Goldstein
    02/05/2021 - You worked in Amsterdam for a time, yes? read more
  • Dallas Anselmo
    01/29/2021 - How has drumming shaped your outlook on life? While I was drumming for Utah's drum corps, one instructor would always say, "Don't make the same mistake twice." I try to apply that saying to everyday life. I know I'm going to make mistakes, but if I never make the same one twice, I'll probably be a pretty good... read more
  • Ziwei Zheng
    01/22/2021 - Tell our readers the meaning of your name, Ziwei, and the significance it holds for you. Ziwei has three meanings in my language: 1) a purple flower, 2) north star, 3) symbol of royalty. I only go with the first meaning because a plant is persistent and strenuous.  You emigrated from China to the United States... read more
  • Gabriella Nellis
    12/11/2020 - Tell us about your work as a behavior technician prior to law school.  read more
  • Ana "Pao" Amegaza
    12/04/2020 - What do you miss the most about your native El Paso? I miss a lot of things about El Paso —the food, culture, art, music venues, family, and friends. I could go on and on about things I miss. The places and activities in El Paso that I have in mind are far too many and far too special to be able to do them... read more

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