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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

Campus News | September 18, 2019

NPR’s Leila Fadel will moderate a discussion with scholars in civil rights, political science, and social justice to examine historical and modern-day experiences of Muslims in America.

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People | September 10, 2019

E.L Cord Professor of Law Kathy Stanchi adds her impressive credentials to Boyd’s top-ranked legal-writing faculty.

Business and Community | August 29, 2019

UNLV gaming law expert weighs in on the current landscape of legal sports wagering and what the future holds.

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People | August 23, 2019

Former Gov. Brian Sandoval brings his lessons in leadership to UNLV's Boyd School of Law. His symposium series launches this fall.

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People | August 14, 2019

Law professor Stacey Tovino on how the health care industry's challenges will require solutions that transcend disciplines.

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People | July 15, 2019

The executive director of alumni relations & special events handles a variety of tasks for the Boyd School of Law.

Law In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 19, 2019

Nevada’s two Democratic senators are forming a bipartisan commission to vet potential candidates for federal judgeships in Nevada, saying the panel would help them select qualified people to recommend to the White House for appointment.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 16, 2019

The unprecedented criminal case against former Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and other executives is the result of failed oversight by the tax-funded agency’s board, legal experts say.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 14, 2019

In politics, the bitter battles fade over time, not entirely painless in retrospect but certainly less acute in intensity. It was something to keep in mind last week as some of Nevada’s most prominent political warriors gathered to tell stories and share insights on the topic of leadership.

September 13, 2019

Jean R. Sternlight, Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, has published a journal article titled, “Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on ODR (Online Dispute Resolution),” Journal of Dispute Resolution, Forthcoming. In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).

The Nevada Independent
September 13, 2019

Dean Heller and Harry Reid didn’t agree on much during their time together in the U.S. Senate. But in Las Vegas on Thursday, they agreed on one thing: Don’t count out President Trump.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 13, 2019

As part of a new leadership program at UNLV’s School of Law, several former governors and senators are trying to shape the next generation of public servants. The event Thursday was moderated former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

Law Experts

An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.
An expert on civil rights, race theory, and the law.
An expert in sports betting, gaming policy and regulation, legislative affairs, and workplace sexual harrassment 
Professor of law and director of UNLV Immigration Clinic. 
An expert in business and securities law, corporate governance and consumer protection.
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues

Recent Law Accomplishments

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...
September 9, 2019
The Investor Protection Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law, which is headed by professor Benjamin P. Edwards (Law), secured what appears to be the nation's first victory for a case asserting a claim under Nevada's first-in-the-nation fiduciary statute.  The Wall Street Journal covered the victory and explained that the win highlights...
August 7, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently wrote a report with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves titled "Elite or Elitist? Lessons for Colleges from Selective High Schools." In the report, the pair present data that show how selective high schools are racially unrepresentative of the districts they are located in, and discuss...
July 23, 2019
Frank Rudy Cooper (Law) was awarded a Tenth Anniversary Award by Howard University Law School and the John Mercer Langston Writing Workshop earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
July 9, 2019
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) recently was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. This national organization consists of academics, labor and management lawyers who have distinguished themselves as outstanding professionals in the field and meet the standards of integrity, professionalism, and character. The induction event...