Student Life

Throughout the Boyd School of Law’s history, its students have welcomed the opportunity to build a special sort of community, one which values cooperation, civility, mutual respect, and diversity, and in which all members seek to maximize the potential of themselves and one another.  The BSL student body comprises individuals of wide-ranging interests, backgrounds, and life experiences.  Working collaboratively, these individuals define and vitalize the student organizations and activities of the law school, as well as the traditions and culture surrounding them. For a current listing of BSL student organizations and officers, click here.

In cooperation with the Associate Dean's office, students have the opportunity to develop any number of other organizations and activities that have relevance to the law school and enrich the experience of students.

Elva Castaneda

"William S. Boyd School of Law is more than just a law school, it’s a welcoming, supportive community. As a California native, I never imagined leaving the state let alone moving to Las Vegas for law school. However, being a student at Boyd means being more than just a number. It means individual academic and professional attention. It means the #1 Legal Writing program in the country. It means one-on-one interactions with faculty, lawyers, and judges. It means success.

Boyd Law has not only promoted my professional development, but also expanded my network of trailblazing colleagues and friends. The unique opportunities, diverse education and distinctive practical experiences will equip me to be a competitive legal professional nationwide. Viva Las Vegas and Viva UNLV Law!"

— Elva Castaneda, SBA President 2019-20