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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 | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

Law In The News

January 27, 2021

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidency, together with Democratic majorities at both ends of the U.S. Capitol, promises to launch policy and regulatory changes that substantially affect American businesses — and that’s before the impact of 150 million Covid-19 vaccinations that are planned by the end of April.

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January 27, 2021

As Donald Trump exited the White House for the final time on January 20, 2021, the industry hit a key turning point in its evolution as the New Hampshire Lottery (NHL) defeated the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) latest Wire Act Opinion.

January 26, 2021

How can you convict a president via impeachment and remove them from office when they've already left office? How can that be constitutional?

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2021

The biggest obstacle to getting undocumented immigrants in Las Vegas vaccinated against COVID-19 might not be fear of the shot, but the unwarranted fear of being outed to federal authorities, advocates said.

CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
January 21, 2021

In the two years since the U.S. Department of Justice revised its 2011 opinion on the Federal Wire Act in an effort to halt the expansion of online casino gaming, the activity has grown from three states to five with Michigan becoming the sixth state on Friday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 21, 2021

A trustee charged with recovering money for crime victims of former Las Vegas Attorney Robert Graham has spent more than four years looking for assets and filed about 500 court documents.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

January 11, 2021
M. Eve Hanan (Law) published "Invisible Prisons" in the U.C. Davis Law Review. The article applies the theory of epistemic injustice to address the paucity of attention given to the lived experience of incarceration in U.S. sentencing policy.
January 8, 2021
Benjamin Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in Salon discussing whether sitting members of Congress should be allowed to actively trade securities.  The op-ed proposed using existing insider trading rules for corporate executives to mitigate risks associated with Congressional Securities Trading.
December 17, 2020
Marketa Trimble (Law) has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany. The president of the Max Planck Society asked Trimble to serve on the board in light of her “outstanding expertise” in the field of intellectual property law, which is one of the core fields of...
September 17, 2020
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will present at the St. Louis University Law Journal Symposium on New Waves of Worker Empowerment his forthcoming article "Building Worker Collective Action Through Technology" Sept. 18. The article surveys the landscape of the use and regulation of technology by employers and employees, and charts a path for the design of...
September 8, 2020
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Paloma Guerrero (Law) spoke with UNLV alum Justin Favela and Emmanuel Ortega earlier this month as part of KNPR's Race and Racism in Nevada series. On the episode "As LatinX In Nevada Grows, So Do Racial Challenges" they discussed where Nevada and, more specifically, Las Vegas, lie...
July 14, 2020
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) writes about a proposed whistleblower bounty program for the Federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. His commentary addresses recent legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.