Ngai Pindell

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Director of Gaming Programs, International Gaming Institute Professor of Law
Expertise: Property law, Community development, Economic development


Ngai Pindell is UNLV's Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and a professor at Boyd School of Law, which he joined in 2000. His research interests are in economic development, affordable housing, and gaming law. He has taught courses in property, land-use regulation, local government law and wills, trusts and estates. In 2013, he was named the one of the Most Influential Minority Law Professors by Lawyers of Color magazine. He currently serves as gaming programs director for the International Gaming Institute.

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.

He is a board member of the Society of American Law Teachers and served as co-president from 2011-13.


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

Articles Featuring Ngai Pindell

Campus NewsOctober 30, 2014
Boyd School of Law to launch country's first gaming law degree.
Campus NewsSeptember 18, 2014
Law school to launch Master of Laws in Gaming Law and Regulation.
PeopleAugust 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.