Ngai Pindell

International Gaming Institute Professor of Law
Expertise: Property law, Community development, Economic development, Gaming law


Ngai Pindell is the International Gaming Institute Professor of Law. He has taught courses in property, land-use regulation, local government law, wills and trusts, community development, and estates. His research interests are in economic development, affordable housing, and gaming law.

Pindell earned his law degree in 1996 from Harvard University, where he served as executive editor of the Harvard Black Letter Journal. After graduation, Pindell practiced community development law in a nonprofit law firm in Baltimore. He was later a fellow and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught in the Community Development Clinic before joining the Boyd School of Law in 2000.

Pindell — a former co-president the Society of American Law Teachers — was named the one of the Most Influential Minority Law Professors by Lawyers of Color magazine in 2013. He served as the UNLV Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs from 2016-2019.


  • A.B., Economics, Duke University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School

Ngai Pindell In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 11, 2020
Daisy Maldonado knew she was behind on her homeowners association dues. But when a collection agency mailed her a notice recently, she read a dire message.
CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
December 10, 2019
Longtime gaming attorney-turned law professor Anthony Cabot said companies at the recent Global Gaming Expo promoted software that used artificial intelligence for marketing and commercializing purposes in casinos.
Games Magazine Brasil
September 6, 2019
“We talked about the challenges for the installation of casinos in Brazil and the positive impacts that gambling activity brings to various regions of the United States, which may become a reality in our country,” said Rep. Newton Cardoso Jr. after the meeting with the Caesars Group executives.

Articles Featuring Ngai Pindell

Campus News | October 30, 2014
Boyd School of Law to launch country's first gaming law degree.
Campus News | September 18, 2014
Law school to launch Master of Laws in Gaming Law and Regulation.
People | August 14, 2013
Turf wars among different community groups can derail smart growth. Ngai Pindell, an expert in community development law, shares three observations about Southern Nevada's development.