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june 2012
UNLV Law News
Alumni, Adjunct Professor and Active Student Find Success in Nevada Primaries
Six alumni, a part-time student and a professor from the William S. Boyd School of Law advanced in the Nevada Primary Elections, which completed on Tuesday, June 12.
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Alumna Paola Armeni Achieves Election to Board of Governors
William S. Boyd School of Law alumna Paola Armeni '03 has been elected to the State Bar of Nevada's Board of Governor.
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John Valery White Selected as New Executive Vice President and Provost
UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced the selection of John Valery White...
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Rebel Rendezvous 2012
Aug. 10-11, 2012 Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Relax and enjoy the tranquil lakeside setting of Lake Las Vegas while earning CLE credits at the same time.
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Public Interest Law Film Festival
Sept. 13-14, 2012 UNLV Boyd School of Law
The theme of this year's festival is "Legitimacy, Process and Penalty."

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In Memoriam: William "Bill" Kapalka '04
William Kapalka, 46 an attorney of Las Vegas passed away from pancreatic cancer June 7, 2012. Bill was from Pittsburgh country, born June 1, 1966. He was a 2004 graduate of the UNLV Boyd School of Law. His law practice specialized in criminal and family law. He was recognized for his pro bono work receiving the Louis Wiener Service Award from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and at graduation, the law school's Dean's Award for public service.


Thirty-six Boyd Alumni Named to 2012 Legal Elite
Congratulations to all our alumni who were named to Nevada Business Magazine's 2012 Legal Elite! For a list of Boyd alumni who made it onto the Legal Elite list, go to

The 2012 Legal Elite list represents attorneys that have received favorable reviews from the attorneys across the state they work with day-in and day-out. These are top attorneys in Nevada as voted by their peers. This year's list of 225 Southern and Northern Nevada Legal Elite represent the top two percent in the state. For the complete list, click here.

Using Eminent Domain to Seize Underwater Mortgages
KNPR's State of Nevada - 6/25/12
Professor Ngai Pindell

No Human Being is 'Illegal'
Las Vegas Review Journal - 6/22/12
Professor Fatma Marouf

On the Move
Las Vegas Business Press - 6/18/12
Paola Armeni '03

Letter to the Editor: Bankruptcy Lawyers’ Fees
The New York Times - 6/17/12
Professor Nancy B. Rapoport

Judicial Misconduct
KNPR's State of Nevada - 6/12/12
Professor Christopher L. Blakesley

Generation next: Tomorrow’s leaders expected to diversify Hispanic business community
VEGAS INC - 6/11/12
Jeremy Aguero '04

Justice of the Peace candidate wants diversity in LV Court
Asian Journal - 6/7/12
Cynthia Dustin-Cruz '03

When Youth and the Courts Convene
UA News - 6/6/12
Professor Rebecca Nathanson

$1,000/Hour Bankruptcies: Attorneys Justify Their Fees
The Wall Street Journal - 6/4/12
Professor Nancy B. Rapoport

NLV, Union Meeting Canceled When I-Team Shows Up
KLAS-TV 8 News Now - 5/30/12
Professor Ruben J. Garcia

Nike Sues as Reebok Jumps the Gun on Tebow-Mania
The Legal Blitz - 5/24/12
Professor Mary LaFrance


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