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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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People | October 19, 2021

Silver State Award winner Miriam Shearing doesn't consider herself a trailblazer, but she has been a pioneer in state law and an important philanthropist for UNLV.

Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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Business and Community | September 30, 2021

The associate dean of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law balances a variety of roles to serve the community and state.

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People | September 28, 2021

William S. Boyd School of Law Alumna of the Year Brittnie Watkins started her career by sitting for the bar exam and defending her doctoral dissertation while six months pregnant, and hasn't slowed down since.

Arts and Culture | September 15, 2021

The documentary aims to bring awareness to a local community in the shadows searching for hope.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

Law In The News

ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
October 25, 2021

In the late 1980s, law school groups for gay and lesbian students met off campus in case members didn’t want the school community to know their sexual orientation, says Joan Howarth, who started her teaching career in 1989 as a visiting professor at the University of California at Davis School of Law.

The Nevada Independent
October 20, 2021

The Clark County School District violated federal education disability law by not providing services that would have adequately met the needs of a student with dyslexia, a federal judge in Nevada ruled last week.

October 19, 2021

I believed Anita Hill in 1991, when she testified about her sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 15, 2021

Station Casinos wants a federal appeals court to overturn an order forcing the company to bargain in good faith with Nevada’s most prominent union, regardless of whether the court finds the gaming giant broke federal labor laws.

October 13, 2021

Session Two of our live webinar series on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act will focus on mobile sports betting and the different pathways tribes and states adopt to navigate and negotiate in this emerging area.

GGB News
October 11, 2021

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) has announced the appointment of gaming industry veteran Daron Dorsey as its new executive director, effective March 1, 2022. Dorsey will succeed Marcus Prater, who has served in the position since 2008.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

October 21, 2021
Marketa Trimble (Law) was appointed to the Academic Advisory Board of the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.
October 11, 2021
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) presented "The Racial Caste of Prison Labor" at the international workshop Between Privatization and Labor Law — Prison Labor and its Contemporary Challenges sponsored by the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the Israel Science Foundation Sept. 30.
October 7, 2021
Marketa Trimble (Law) contributed a blog post to the Technology & Marketing Law Blog. The post, "The Legal Implications of Datacenter Location," discusses a recent opinion that suggests that venue for patent litigation might be proper in the court where datacenter servers are located.
October 6, 2021
Marketa Trimble (Law) published a blog post, "The False Sense of Victory in Bypassing The Hague Convention on Service of Process," on in Patently-O. The blog post, discusses problems associated with a recent court decision that permits alternative service of process on a defendant in China. 
October 5, 2021
Benjamin Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in the Nevada Independent.  His opinion piece argues that investors should remain cautious with hedge funds and with financial advisers who promote them.
October 4, 2021
Marketa Trimble (Law) published a chapter, "Intellectual Property Law and Geography" in Handbook of Intellectual Property Research: Lenses, Methods, and Perspectives, edited by Irene Calboli and Maria Lillà Montagnani.