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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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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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People | September 28, 2022

When not busy championing civil rights and other pro bono work, Kelly Dove stays connected to UNLV's law school as a volunteer, moot court judge, and mentor.

dean of UNLV law school leah chan grinvald
People | September 26, 2022

New Dean Leah Chan Grinvald brings expertise in intellectual property rights to UNLV Law School.

A sign for the William S. Boyd School of Law in front of the building.
Business and Community | September 23, 2022

Jennifer Carleton and John Tahsuda appointed distinguished fellows of Indian Nations Gaming and Governance Program.

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

Law In The News

Las Vegas Sun
October 3, 2022

As the 25th anniversary of UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law draws closer in August 2023, Dean Leah Chan Grinvald has big plans for expanding the school’s reach.

Nevada Independent
September 28, 2022

Even as Republican candidates continue to pummel incumbent Democrats on a faltering economy and sidestep anger over the overturning of Roe v. Wade, they have launched a fresh salvo of attacks over immigration.

The Hill
September 27, 2022

After the Supreme Court’s draft opinion rejecting a right to abortion was leaked, public confidence in the Court dropped to its lowest level in the past 50 years. And with additional controversial decisions on guns and climate change, concerns about the court’s legitimacy have increased. To more and more people, the justices operate as political partisans rather than neutral arbiters.

Nevada Current
September 20, 2022

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling overturning the 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s introduction of a federal abortion ban bill both ushered in new legal concerns about the long-sensitive subject of health data privacy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 17, 2022

UNLV professor Anthony Cabot has authored or co-authored 12 books on gaming law during his 37-year career as an attorney. But the legal expert, who holds the title of distinguished fellow of gaming law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, has surprised even his closest friends with his ability to create sculptures.

Investment News
September 14, 2022

When the Biden administration nominated Gary Gensler to be SEC chair, Knut Rostad had high hopes that the agency would fortify fiduciary duty, the standard of care for investment advisers that he has devoted his professional life to defending.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

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…
August 31, 2022
Marketa Trimble's (School of Law) article, "U.S. Law of Geographical Trademarks, 'Google Effects,' Historical Developments, and U.S. International Obligations: Proposal for Changes to the Lanham Act," was published by The Trademark Reporter, a peer-reviewed academic journal founded in 1911 and published by the International Trademark Association.  
August 12, 2022
Marketa Trimble (Law) presented one of her latest papers, U.S. Law of Geographical Trademarks, 'Google Effects,' Historical Developments, and U.S. International Obligations: Proposal for Changes to the Lanham Act, at the Intellectual Property Law Scholars Conference at Stanford Law School on August 11.
August 10, 2022
Francine J. Lipman (Law) was ranked as a top 50 tax law professor based on Google Scholar H-index citation counts.