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