Each biennium, UNLV places legislative interns and externs in Carson City to assist lawmakers with various duties such as tracking bills, conducting research, and meeting with constituents. The experience takes the classroom to the community, empowering students to have real-world impact on some of Nevada’s most critical issues. The opportunity is open to all UNLV majors, though most participants are political science and law majors.
Each week during the legislative session, this e-newsletter will feature one of UNLV’s interns or externs. This week, we are highlighting an extern from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law.
Las Vegas, Nevada
2nd Year Boyd Law Student
Role in Session:
What excites you most about the legislative session?
I have most enjoyed seeing and learning how accessible the Nevada state legislature is to its people. Since the state is so small and we have a citizen legislature, it’s pretty easy to get in contact with our representatives and have them listen.
What do you hope to learn?
I am most eager to see how our new governor will interact with the legislature. And what legislation he will sign off on and veto.
Which legislative proposal do you find most interesting and why?
I actually have a bill up there-AB 169. In a few weeks, I will go up to Carson City to testify before the Assembly Health and Human Services committee. So I guess I’m most excited about that one!