From Dean Dan
Three highlights this week: First, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law was honored to welcome our law school's namesake and founder, William S. Boyd, Executive Chairman of Boyd Gaming. It is fair to say there would be no Boyd School of Law without him, and we are grateful to Mr. Boyd for spending an afternoon with us sharing personal stories about his philanthropic endeavors, including the creation of the law school, and answering questions from members of the audience. Among the afternoon's highlights, Mr. Boyd shared his thoughts on volunteerism and what it meant to him saying, "Nothing makes you prouder than to give and help others have a better life."
Special thanks to Mr. Boyd and members of his family for joining our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others in attendance, including long-time friends and supporters of the law school: Tom Thomas, Joyce Mack, Mike and Sonja Saltman, and Judge Philip Pro. I'd also like to recognize our cosponsor, the Moonridge Group, and Executive Director Julie Murray for helping to organize this event.
Boyd School of Law namesake and founder William S. Boyd answers questions from the audience after his talk on March 29. From left, standing are Boyd student Mark Starr (2L),
Mr. Boyd, and Moonridge Group Executive Director Julie Murray.
Second, I'd like to congratulate Assistant Dean for External Relations Layke Martin and Boyd alumni Kelly Dove '07 and Katie Fellows '06 on being named to Vegas Inc.'s 40 Under 40 list for 2016. We are proud of their career achievements and commitment to the Southern Nevada community.
Finally, I'd like to welcome Dr. Nancy E. Brune to the Boyd School of Law as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Brune, who is the Executive Director of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, Nevada, will focus on global policy in the areas of security, natural resources, energy, and trade. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role and we are delighted to partner with someone who has contributed so much to our state.
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law