Nancy B. Rapoport

Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law
Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, Boyd Law School
Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School
Expertise: Bankruptcy, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Law, Ballroom Dancing, UNLV Top Tier Planning

Biography

Nancy Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, higher education governance, law firm behavior, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. Among her published works are Corporate Scandals and Their Implications 3d (Nancy B. Rapoport and Jeffery D. Van Niel, eds. West Academic 2018), which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, and Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam, co-authored with Jeffrey D. Van Niel (Aspen Publishers, 2010).

She is admitted to the bars of the states of California, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, and Nevada and of the United States Supreme Court. In 2001, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and in 2002, she received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Rice University. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. She has served as the dean of faculty of the American Board of Certification, the entity that develops, grades, and certifies lawyers for specialties in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.

Rapoport has also appeared in the Academy Award-nominated movie, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures, 2005) (as herself).

In her spare time, she competes, pro-am, in American Rhythm and American Smooth ballroom dancing. In 2014, she won the national U.S. Open Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competition B Division, and in 2017, she came in 2nd in the “C” Open to the World Pro/Am American Style 9-Dance Championship.

Nancy B. Rapoport In The News

Off the Kuff
December 6, 2021
It was hailed as the most innovative company in America, a hometown energy giant whose name graced one of Houston’s skyscrapers and the Astros ballpark.
Houston Chronicle
December 1, 2021
It was hailed as the most innovative company in America, a hometown energy giant whose name graced one of Houston’s skyscrapers and the Astros ballpark.
Crain's New York Business
October 5, 2021
Forty-two struggling companies paid top execs a total of $165M before sinking into Chapter 11 last year.
Latin Biz Today
August 10, 2021
The summit brings together leaders from business, law, and academia to share perspectives on how to best tackle some of the most pressing governance issues facing corporate boards of directors.

Articles Featuring Nancy B. Rapoport

A woman in a gown gestures at a stack of books
People | August 24, 2021

Competitive ballroom dancer and law professor masters the waltz, tango, rumba and ethics.

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

D73493_067.JPG
Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.