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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 | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | October 30, 2019

These faculty members aren't just accomplished in their academic fields. They all have one thing in common: success in the hobbies they're passionate about.

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People | October 24, 2019

College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year Greg Morris stays active in university activities, and sent two of his sons to the School of Law.

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Campus News | October 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

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People | October 15, 2019

William S. Boyd School of Law Alumnus of the Year and former public defender John Piro's work recognized for helping pursue mental-health reform within the justice system.

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Business and Community | October 2, 2019

Nevada Supreme Court justice helps launch a program to ensure first-generation and minority students succeed in law school.

Law In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 13, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case expected to determine whether nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants – 13,000 from Nevada – can stay and work in the United States under a program begun by former President Barack Obama.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 13, 2019

There are more than 12,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program recipients here in Nevada, including UNLV students. A few held a rally on campus today to show their support for the program.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
November 13, 2019

As the Supreme Court reviews the Trump administration’s push to end protections for recipients of the DACA program, "Dreamers" in Las Vegas held a “Defend DACA” rally at UNLV Tuesday.

November 13, 2019

A panel of experts, officials, and activists discussed de-escalation tactics and the use of force by police at the Mob Museum on Tuesday night.

Reno Gazette-Journal
November 12, 2019

Kudos to Bernie Sanders for focusing the health care debate on Medicare-for-All reform. Kudos to Elizabeth Warren for a very smart plan to get us there. What’s special about the Warren proposal is that it’s not just a health care plan. Warren tackles two critical problems. She fully addresses the problem of the uninsured, and she does so by amplifying her other policies to promote economic equality.

November 6, 2019

Culinary Workers Union Local 226 spokeswoman Bethany Kahn told Casino.org the town hall meetings will take place with “leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 US presidential race to discuss issues that matter most to its … members.”

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Recent Law Accomplishments

October 3, 2019
Benjamin P. Edwards and Ann C. McGinley (both Law) published a short piece summarizing their recent law review article, "Venture Bearding," in the Oxford Business Law Blog. The article details identity performance techniques used to access venture capital.  
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.