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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.

Current Law News

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

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People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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Research | December 18, 2019

150 cooks, servers and dishwashers almost shut down a Democratic debate.

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Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | November 21, 2019

Professor Joe Regalia returns to the William S. Boyd School of Law and brings with him a passion for legal writing he hopes to pass on to his students

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Law In The News

Fox News
January 16, 2020

With the Nevada caucuses just under two months away, presidential candidates have been making a final push in the Silver State to court one of the most sought-after voter bases – union workers.

Buzzfeed News
January 15, 2020

Joe Biden, in a swing through Nevada on Saturday, continued to face tough questions and criticism about his defense of the Obama administration’s mass deportations — but that might not stop him from winning Latino votes in the state.

ABA Journal
January 8, 2020

A small group of people sitting for the July 1980 California bar exam received a unique offer: After taking the two-day paper-and-pencil exam, they could agree to spend two more days being tested.

December 31, 2019

There was a lot of tax talk in 2019 – especially on social media. From Bitcoin to stretch IRAs to tax refunds, Twitter streams were filled with news, links, and best practices focused on tax.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 29, 2019

It's a law designed to get guns out of the hands of dangerous people, those who want to harm themselves or others.

December 27, 2019

Advisors who set up accounts to ensure their clients’ heirs received money on a particular date might have found those plans undermined by their own broker-dealers.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

January 16, 2020
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will speak at the launch event for the Clean Slate for Worker Power Report in Cambridge, Massachusetts later this month. The report, issued by Harvard Law School and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, is the product of two years of work among academics, attorneys, and labor advocates to re-envision labor law on a clean...
January 9, 2020
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) has been elected to the Executive Committee on Professional Responsibility by the American Association of Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility. The section promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members, provides support for pedagogical and scholarly endeavors, and facilitates...
December 4, 2019
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will give the keynote address at the regional meeting of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at California State University, Long Beach on Dec. 6. The lecture, "Life After Janus: Lessons from Nevada," will be part of the two-day conference, which includes panels...
October 3, 2019
Benjamin P. Edwards and Ann C. McGinley (both Law) published a short piece summarizing their recent law review article, "Venture Bearding," in the Oxford Business Law Blog. The article details identity performance techniques used to access venture capital.  
September 19, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an analysis on the fluctuation of wages and how it is measured with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves, and Brookings research analyst Christopher Pulliam. The piece, "Are Wages Rising, Falling, or Stagnating?," delves into four analytical decisions that can impact how people...
September 11, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an op-ed for the Brookings Institution with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves. The piece, "Tucker Carlson Has a Point: Middle Class Families Rely More than Ever on Women’s Wages," discusses how although women are working more and keeping middle class families economically...