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William S. Boyd School of Law News

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.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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People | May 24, 2021

Gordon joined Boyd Law in 2006 and has served as associate dean for academic affairs since 2018; term as interim dean effective July 1.

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Community-Based Research 2021 Award recipient Patrice Leverett’s research equips teachers with skills to address discipline in ways that mitigate bias.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Law In The News

The Nevada Independent
July 29, 2021

Maria Nieto Orta was driving home to Las Vegas last week from a family vacation in Utah when she found out about a federal judge’s decision to close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, to first-time applicants.

InvestmentNews
July 28, 2021

Robinhood, whose IPO is slated for Thursday, disclosed in a filing that Finra is seeking registration information about its personnel, including the non-registration status of CEO Tenev and co-founder Bhatt.

Manila Bulletin
July 28, 2021

EducationUSA, a program of the US State Department that provides free advising to those who wish to study in the United States, has successfully conducted a back-to-back university fair and webinar attended by more than 340 participants from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries interested in pursuing an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree.

This Is Reno
July 28, 2021

With the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” striking younger victims, stretching hospital resources, and causing jitters among investors, a national patchwork of full and partial mask mandates is once again taking shape.

Nevada Current
July 28, 2021

With the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” striking younger victims, stretching hospital resources, and causing jitters among investors, a national patchwork of full and partial mask mandates is once again taking shape.

The Nevada Independent
July 26, 2021

Maria Nieto Orta was driving home to Las Vegas last week from a family vacation in Utah when she found out about a federal judge’s decision to close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, to first-time applicants.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

July 19, 2021
Eve Hanan (Law) published an article, Talking Back in Court, in the Washington Law Review. The article analyzes three types of power that prevent defendants from responding to opportunities to advocate for themselves in court: sovereign, disciplinary, and social-emotional power. The article argues that the dynamics of social-emotional power are...
June 15, 2021
David Orentlicher (Law) recently discussed, “From the Academy to the Legislature: Translating Health Policy into Law," at the 2021 Annual Health Health Law Professors Conference of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.
June 8, 2021
Marketa Trimble (Law) authored chapter "Intellectual Property and Geography," which was published by Oxford University Press in edited volume "Handbook of Intellectual Property Research." In the chapter, Trimble explores the various facets of the “law and geography” research prism, notes the existing research avenues, and suggests potential future...
April 28, 2021
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) published his article "Building Worker Collective Action Through Technology" in Volume 65 of the St. Louis University Law Journal.  The article argues for the development of mobile applications for workers to leverage collective power by providing voice channels to each other and to government agencies.
April 7, 2021
Keith A. Rowley (Law) testified before the Nevada Assembly's Judiciary Committee in opposition to a bill that would have had negative repercussions to the existing commercial law regime in Nevada, potentially placing Nevada consumers and businesses at a competitive disadvantage. He then worked with the bill's proponents (and with other opponents...
April 6, 2021
Benjamin Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in the Nevada Independent arguing that the Nevada Legislature does not need to pass a statute to enact a securities law exemption already proposed to be codified within draft regulations.