From Dean Dan
Dr. Nancy Brune, Executive Director of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, is a Senior Fellow at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. Please join me in congratulating her on her nomination by Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. This is a recognition of Dr. Brune's outstanding work at the Guinn Center and before, and we are fortunate to have her as a member of the Boyd community.
I want to highlight two community and professional development opportunities coming up at the law school. First, I want to thank Professor Eric Franklin, Director of the Small Business & Nonprofit Legal Clinic, for partnering with the State Bar of Nevada and the Association of Corporate Counsel of Nevada to host a Small Business Legal Clinic on April 29. Free and open to the public, the workshop will feature presentations from local attorneys on topics including business formation, intellectual property, business licensing, and business contracts. Please click here for more information and to RSVP.
Second, the Saltman Center is hosting its Summer Institute in Dispute Resolution beginning in June. Taught by experts in the field, these short, intensive courses are open to law or graduate students, attorneys, and professionals. This summer's course offerings include Settling Legal Disputes - Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, and Mediation Essentials. Please click here to learn more and register.
Finally, the law school hosted a special event last week celebrating the public interest accomplishments of our students. The event honored Justice Kristina Pickering, this year's Public Interest Law Association Silver Staircase Honoree, and recognized the following award recipients: Jessica Georgescu (Richard L. Brown Community Service Scholarship) and Samantha Rice (Barbara Buckley Community Service Award). Congratulations to our students for their commitment to public interest and dedication to serving our community.
From left: Scott Morris, Graduating Public Interest Fellow; Jessica Georgescu, Richard L. Brown Community Service Scholarship recipient; Nikki Harris, Associate Director of Career Development and Public Interest Advisor; Dean Dan Hamilton; Christine Smith, Associate Dean for Public Service, Compliance and Administration; Samantha Rice, Barbara Buckley Community Service Award recipient, and alumnus Jason Frierson '01
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law