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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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Research | April 22, 2019

UNLV law professor David Orentlicher breaks down how lawmakers will assess the Mueller Report.

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Campus News | April 15, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who've made news thus far in 2019.

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Campus News | March 29, 2019

Historian/author Deborah Lipstadt and journalist Jonathan Weisman to discuss modern manifestations of anti-Semitism during free public event at UNLV.

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Business and Community | March 21, 2019

Students do their part to aid UNLV Law’s Immigration Clinic during a time of great need.

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Campus News | March 13, 2019

Dispute Resolution Concentration gives Boyd students the necessary tools to succeed in the modern-day litigation world.

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Campus News | March 12, 2019

Thanks to a team of skilled professors, driven students, and committed administrators, Boyd’s legal writing program is second to none.

Law In The News

The Conversation
May 24, 2019

Barely two decades since the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the people of the United States again are confronting the possibility that their president, now Donald Trump, could be impeached, meaning charged by the House of Representatives with offenses that, if proved in a Senate trial, would remove him from office.

May 20, 2019

Morehouse College’s graduating class got quite the surprise over the weekend, when their commencement speaker promised to pay off their outstanding student loans. But students aren’t totally out of the woods yet—they could still be liable for potentially thousands of dollars in taxes on their newly canceled debts.

May 20, 2019

New York is on the cusp of enacting a law that could help congressional Democrats gain access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, potentially opening the door for Congress to obtain tax records for any New York resident or business they want to investigate.

CBS News
May 14, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker is reintroducing legislation Tuesday to block controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement partnerships with local law enforcement, making the New Jersey Democrat the latest presidential candidate to stake out a position on the issue this year.

May 14, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., will reintroduce a bill aimed at preventing Immigration and Customs Enforcement from forming partnerships with local law enforcement, CBS News reports.

MSN Money
May 9, 2019

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Recent Law Accomplishments

May 24, 2019
Joseph McKay (Law and Hospitality) and Gail Sammons (Hospitality), along with Kimberly Addair, '18 MA Urban Leadership, received the Best Proposal Award Teaching Track from the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Regional Conference for their work developing a human trafficking awareness training module for...
May 22, 2019
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) published an article, "Right-to-Work Laws: Ideology and Impact," in volume 15 of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2019) in which he argues that Nevada provides an exception to the usual detrimental political and bargaining environment that RTW laws present to unions, and he describes the lessons that the labor...
April 29, 2019
Professor Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) presented Performance-Based Investor Protection at Michigan State College of Law's workshop on business law & technology. The draft paper argues that regulators now rely too much on disclosure-based protections, which do little to protect our financially illiterate population.  
April 12, 2019
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) presented a new draft paper, "Performance-Based Investor Protection," at a workshop on financial regulation at Indiana's Mauer School of Law. The draft makes the case for a comprehension-based framework for regulating investment advice. Participants included faculty from the Columbia Law School, University of Pennsylvania...
April 11, 2019
Eve Hanan and Anne Traum (both Law) presented a webinar for the national teaching justice webinar series of the Clinical Legal Education Association earlier this month. Hanan and Traum discussed pedagogical opportunities for raising broad criminal justice themes within the context of supervising students in court.
April 9, 2019
Stacey Tovino (Law) placed her latest article, “Going Rogue: Mobile Research Applications and the Right to Privacy,” in the Notre Dame Law Review. Building on her past works examining patient privacy and health information confidentiality, “Going Rogue” examines the privacy and security implications of mobile application-mediated health research...