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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 9, 2020

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

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People | October 7, 2020

A turn with a bully in the seventh grade put Law School Alumna of the Year Marisa Rodriguez on the career path.

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Research | October 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

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People | September 30, 2020

Honors College Alumnus of the Year follows in his grandfather's footsteps to a legal career.

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Campus News | September 2, 2020

New law school requirement draws in multiple faculty members to address race, policing, and legal system.

Law In The News

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October 23, 2020

President Trump has described his audit as 'very routine,' but legal experts say it is quite unusual.

October 23, 2020

Over the past month, the Senate has rushed to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Both Republicans and Democrats have claimed that the other is inappropriately reshaping, or considering reshaping, the Court. But how did the Supreme Court get so caught up in politics? And is there a way out?

October 16, 2020

Thousands of Americans see their tax returns audited every year — but it’s safe to say none have seen an audit go on as long as President Donald Trump’s.

October 16, 2020

‘You’ll see it as soon as it’s finished,’ President Trump said of his tax returns during the first presidential debate.

Nevada Current
October 15, 2020

With ballots arriving in the mail and early voting starting this weekend people across Nevada will need to dig into some voter guides.

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October 14, 2020

The Senate confirmation hearing for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has entered its second day, with the conservative Justice refusing to declare if she'd vote to overturn US abortion law.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

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.
May 6, 2020
Marketa Trimble (Law) wrote an editorial, "COVID-19 and Transnational Issues in Copyright and Related Rights," which was published in The International Review of Intellectual Property Law, the law review of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. 
May 5, 2020
M. Eve Hanan (Law) published "Incapacitating Errors: Sentencing and the Science of Change" in the Denver Law Review. The article argues that long prison sentences designed to protect public safety often run counter to evidence gleaned from neuroscientific and psychological literature demonstrating that adult behavior changes over time. 
March 6, 2020
David Orentlicher (Law) recently co-authored the fourth edition of  Health Care Law and Ethics for West Academic’s popular Nutshell Series. Nutshells have long provided readers with a basic and accessible understanding of topics across the field of law. The health care nutshell considers how the law responds to the critical public policy issues...