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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 |

A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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People |

Ombuds David G. Schwartz provides a safe space for hearing your workplace concerns.

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Campus News |

Pet Partners of Las Vegas and UNLV Libraries celebrate 10 years of therapy dog visits to campus.

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People |

Law student D’Ahna Scott's experience as a legal intern for the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee helped kick off her future in sports law. 

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Arts and Culture |

UNLV’s literary center welcomes the public to in-person and virtual readings and conversations with acclaimed writers.

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Campus News |

As the nation's most-watched sports entertainment event rolls into town, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

Law In The News

Wealth Management

The lead professors at pro bono law clinics who help retail investors pursue small-money claims hope a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-sponsored summit will inspire other universities to start their own clinics.

Associated Press

With Nevada counties struggling to find poll workers in a pivotal election year, the top election official in the Western swing state is taking a page from his counterparts elsewhere and is asking the legal community to help fill the gap.

Türkiye

During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised to reverse the immigration policies implemented by former President Donald Trump, particularly criticizing a policy that restricted the number of asylum-seekers allowed to enter the country each day at the southern border.

Las Vegas Sun

Most people have a love-hate relationship with their annual tax preparation and filing. Under the current system, preparing and filing taxes can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. But tax season also brings the potential of meaningful tax refunds including refundable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Most people have a love-hate relationship with their annual tax preparation and filing. Under the current system, preparing and filing taxes can be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. But tax season also brings the potential of meaningful tax refunds and credits.

Associated Press

In his 2020 campaign, Joe Biden vowed to undo former President Donald Trump ’s immigration policies, specifically expressing frustration with a policy setting limits on the number of asylum seekers accepted each day at the southern border.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

Professor Frank Rudy Cooper (Law) and University of Washington School of Law Dean Tamara Lawson had an online discussion on about Terry v. Ohio and the long-reaching effects of the court's decision. 
Professor Addie Rolnick (Law) published a new article in the Journal of School Violence titled, "Excluded and Erased: The Conspicuous Absence of Native Children in Research on School Discipline Disparities." 
Eve Hanan (Law) recently published the article "Terror and Tenderness in Criminal Law." The article critiques the emotional appeal of recent criminal justice reforms that rely on individual acts of leniency, like parole and progressive prosecution, arguing that these reforms actually legitimate the excessive harshness of criminal law. 
Professor Francine Lipman (Law) recently wrote an opinion piece for the Las Vegas Review Journal titled, "IRS gets into the tax prep business."
Professor David Orentlicher (Law) authored an opinion piece for CNN titled, "Don't misread Trump's loss in his civil trial."
Professor Marketa Trimble (Law) wrote a guest blog for the Technology & Marketing Law Blog on the European Union's Digital Services Act that goes into effect on Saturday, February 17, 2024.