From Dean Dan
Please join me in congratulating two of our distinguished faculty, Academic Success Program Director Jennifer Carr and Adjunct Professor David Schwartz, on being honored at the 2015 UNLV Academic Achievement Gala, held April 28.
Professor Carr received both the Academic Advisor Award (Graduate) and the Regents' Academic Advisor Award - Graduate. Adjunct Professor Schwartz, who teaches a wide range of courses in trial advocacy and evidence at Boyd, received the Outstanding Teaching by Part-Time Faculty Award.
The gala honors distinguished teaching, outstanding research, and the excellent contributions of faculty members, as well as celebrates and showcases the scholarly and creative accomplishments of both faculty and students actively involved with research and teaching.
At the gala, Boyd Professors Sara Gordon and Stacey Tovino displayed their scholarly work as part of the event's poster showcase. Professor Gordon presented her poster on "Review and Revision of Alaska Mental Health Statutes" and Professor Tovino presented "Interprofessional Collaborations Addressing Health Disparities in Nevada."
In other good news, two of our students, Brooke Luna and Mackenzie Warren, have been named recipients of the Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA) scholarship. We are grateful to the LVBA for their continuing commitment to the law school, and to higher education in Las Vegas by offering scholarships to students interested in pursuing a master's or law degree at UNLV.
Scholarships are given based on academic record, demonstrated leadership capabilities and participation in college and community activities, honors received, work experience, and goals and aspirations.
Congratulations Brooke and Mackenzie!
This evening, the College of Liberal Arts' University Forum Lecture Series will feature Boyd School of Law Professor Addie Rolnick, speaking on:
"Race and Self-Defense Law: Beyond Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown"
Tonight, April 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center
The event is of great interest and importance to our community and is free and open to the public.
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law