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Law School Students Stand Out in Diverse Fields

Olympic gymnast, rodeo queen, Emmy winner, and poker champion among the Boyd Law School's newest class.
People  |  Nov 5, 2012  |  By UNLV News Center
Boyd School of Law student Perry Friedman

The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV has drawn an exceptional pool of students this year. While different circumstances led each to law school, they all arrived with one thing in common: interesting stories to share.

  • First-year student and gymnast Tasha Schwikert competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where she and her teammates took bronze in the team competition. Today, her balancing act is between school and life. Read more.
  • Deciding to go to law school was no gamble for professional poker player and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Perry Friedman. "I have always been fascinated by the law and interested in going to law school," he said. Read more.
  • While working at the Las Vegas CBS affiliate, Stephen Jackson earned two Emmy Awards, one for crime reporting and the other for investigative reporting. Today, he's looking for another accomplishment to add to his r?sum?: a law degree. Read more.
  • Former rodeo queen Harmoney Leavitt has saddled herself with a busy schedule her first year of law school, but said she feels ready to take the bull by the horns. Read more.