From Dean Dan
Tomorrow we celebrate our 2016 Commencement. It is an exciting day at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, and we are proud to congratulate all of our graduates. This year we welcome Judge Richard Boulware as our commencement speaker.
Judge Boulware, a longtime friend of the law school, was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada by President Obama in 2014 where he filled the seat vacated by another longtime friend and supporter, Judge Philip Pro. In 2015, Judge Boulware was nominated by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch that sets sentencing guidelines for the nation's federal courts. Prior to taking the bench, he was a trial attorney in the Federal Public Defender's Office in Las Vegas and in the Federal Defenders Office of New York in New York City. Judge Boulware received a special President's Award from the national president of the National Bar Association in 2011, the Medal of Justice award from the State Bar of Nevada in 2012, and the Dedicated Service award from Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice in 2013. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and community committees focused on education reform and other issues facing disadvantaged, indigent, or at-risk individuals.
The ceremony will recognize the outstanding achievements of our students and mark a new milestone—the graduating class will bring the total of Boyd alumni to more than 2,000. The commencement also marks the graduation of the law school's first LL.M. in Gaming Law and Regulation students. For a full list of our graduates and award winners, please see the announcement here.
Boyd School of Law 2016 Commencement
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 10:00 a.m.
UNLV Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
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Tonight we celebrate the accomplishments of UNLV alumni who represent the ideals of higher learning and serve as inspiration for generations of students to follow. Congratulations to Joe Cain '01 who will receive the William S. Boyd School of Law Alumnus of the Year Award during this evening's UNLV 2016 Annual Alumni Awards. Joe, who is featured below, was selected by Boyd's Alumni Chapter Board to be one of 18 individuals honored at the event. A member of our Charter Class, Joe has remained engaged with the law school in a variety of roles, including serving as co-chair of our Law Fund to help drive our law school's structured giving and engagement programs for our growing alumni base.
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law