Student Spotlight

  • Michael Linton
    11/02/2017 - 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
    10/26/2017 - 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
    10/19/2017 - Prior to law school, you spent many years working as a patent examiner. What did you gain from that experience? read more
  • Molly Higgins
    10/13/2017 - 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
    10/05/2017 - 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
    09/28/2017 - 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
    09/21/2017 - Tell us about your career as a professional Muay Thai fighter. read more
  • Jocelyn Murphy
    09/14/2017 - 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
    09/07/2017 - 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
    05/18/2017 - You did your undergraduate work at the University of Toronto, and you played four years of varsity football there.  Tell us about that experience.  read more
  • Monica Martinez
    05/11/2017 - 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. read more
  • Adam Ellis
    05/05/2017 - 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
    04/27/2017 - Tell us about your work with the Nevada State Legislature prior to law school. read more
  • Marckia Hayes
    04/21/2017 - 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