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The William S. Boyd School of Law prepares students for the competent and ethical practice of law, offering three- and four-year programs for the Juris Doctor degree.

Current Law News

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Campus News | January 5, 2023

Following the release of a UNLV film department documentary, the Boyd School of Law helps lead discussions on the future of Windsor Park.

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Campus News | January 5, 2023

Boyd Law and the College of Fine Arts at UNLV produce a documentary about Windsor Park homes built over geologic faults and facing long-term subsidence problems.

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Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

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Research | December 27, 2022

Groundbreaking discovery was the norm for Rebel researchers in 2022. Here's a selection of our favorite news-making UNLV research highlights from the year. 

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Campus News | December 5, 2022

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.

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Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

Law In The News

FrankfurterRundschau
February 3, 2023

According to new documents filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James last week, Trump is, as he is fond of pointing out, a billionaire — if only on paper. Because when he left the White House, he is said to have had control of "only" about $ 65 million in liquid assets. His remaining fortune is said to be spread over hundreds of companies, as Daily Beast reports, citing experts.

MSN
February 2, 2023

Accountants said Donald Trump could have as little as $30million readily available - spread across hundreds of bank accounts. Forensic accountants Mark Gottlieb and Bruce Dubinsky, joined by University of Las Vegas Nevada tax law expert Francine Lipman, told The Daily Beast Trump likely has access to between $30million and $100million, after reviewing his 2020 tax returns.

Daily Mail
February 2, 2023

Accountants said Donald Trump could have as little as $30million readily available - spread across hundreds of bank accounts. Forensic accountants Mark Gottlieb and Bruce Dubinsky, joined by University of Las Vegas Nevada tax law expert Francine Lipman, told The Daily Beast Trump likely has access to between $30million and $100million, after reviewing his 2020 tax returns.

Daily Beast
February 1, 2023

When Donald Trump left office in early 2021, he was apparently on much thinner financial ice than almost anyone knew. That revelation, which three accounting experts confirmed upon reviewing Trump’s 2020 tax return, may help explain some of the financial and political moves the former president has made in the intervening years. Snowballing legal fees, along with other possible legal settlements and judgments, threaten to consume the cash pile he needs to bankroll his business activity, as well as fund a lavish lifestyle and maintain his image of excess—an emperor atop a golden toilet.

Casino.org
January 31, 2023

Law professors and others with ties to Las Vegas and the gaming sector are adding their voices to the outrage over the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn.

Casino.org
January 31, 2023

Law professors and others with ties to Las Vegas and the gaming sector are adding their voices to the outrage over the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

November 16, 2022
The UNLV chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, hosted Life After College, a panel series about career pathways after undergrad. Elizabeth Maltby (Political Science), Jared Oestman (Political Science), Brian Wall (Law), and Gerard Gosioco, J.D. ('12 BA), discussed potential careers in policy, academia, and law.   
October 31, 2022
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) explained the context around corporate political donation in the article, "The Implications of Corporate Political Donations," which was published in the American Bar Association's Human Rights Magazine.
October 25, 2022
Professor Marketa Trimble's (Law) editorial, "Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence," was published in GRUR International - Journal of European and International IP Law.
September 30, 2022
Eve Hanan (Law) presented her research on Remorse and Restorative Justice at a national conference of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
September 27, 2022
David Orentlicher (Law and Medicine) published an opinion essay, "Unanimous decision making is essential for preserving the Supreme Court’s legitimacy," in The Hill. The essay discusses concerns about the Supreme Court's legitimacy and how the Court can restore public confidence by deciding its cases unanimously. Unanimous decisions are better…
September 14, 2022
Cristina Hernandez (Public Health) and David Orentlicher (Health Law) presented at Health District After Dark (HDAD). HDAD is a semi-annual lecture series offered by the Health District’s Academic Affairs Committee that occurs after standard business hours “aka after dark.” HDAD engages the Southern Nevada community and public health workforce on…