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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 | May 10, 2022

Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 29, 2022

Legal writing program once again ranks No. 1 in the country by helping students craft concise documents.

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Campus News | March 29, 2022

UNLV Boyd Law School has 13 top 100 programs, including No. 1 ranking for legal writing. 

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People | March 24, 2022

Boyd Law students help raise standards of rural indigent defense through their work with the new Department of Indigent Defense Services.

Law In The News

The Nevada Independent
May 15, 2022

It was called “The Wave.” The words come rapid-fire, the camera panning over darkened pictures of a border checkpoint and Hispanic men holding guns under a freeway overpass.  

The Nevada Independent
May 15, 2022

It was called “The Wave.” The words come rapid-fire, the camera panning over darkened pictures of a border checkpoint and Hispanic men holding guns under a freeway overpass.  

The Nevada Independent
May 12, 2022

Tips play a big role in compensating many of Las Vegas' hospitality workers — from cocktail servers to bellhops to valet parkers — and how tips are taxed is at the center of an ongoing outcry from the Culinary Union.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 12, 2022

At least $27.5 billion worth of transactions mostly on or near the Strip have closed since 2007 without publicly reporting tax payments routinely levied on home purchases.

KATV: ABC 7
May 10, 2022

The rapid evolution and invention of new technology has changed how the world functions and is connected.

The National Desk
May 10, 2022

The rapid evolution and invention of new technology has changed how the world functions and is connected.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

May 17, 2022
Marketa Trimble (Law) published her latest article, "Unjustly Vilified TRIPS-Plus?: Intellectual Property Law in Free Trade Agreements," in the American University Law Review. The article departs from the typical vilification of intellectual property (IP) law provisions in free trade agreements (FTAs) by identifying and analyzing the positive…
March 9, 2022
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) has been appointed to the State Board of Finance by Gov. Steve Sisolak. The board reviews and approves or disapproves the policies established by the state treasurer for investment of money of the state and of money in the Local Government Pooled Investment Fund.
March 6, 2022
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) recently published a blog post with the University of Chicago Business Law Review comparing corporate attorney-client privilege law to former President Trump's executive privilege arguments.
February 7, 2022
David Orentlicher (Law) discusses the medical, ethical, and legal implications of permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication in the podcast of "Let's Get Psyched." For nearly 25 years, aid in dying, also known as physician-assisted suicide, has been legal in some U.S. states.
February 4, 2022
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) recently was elected to the leadership of three different sections of the the Association of American Law Schools. He is now the chair-elect of the Securities Regulation Section, the secretary of the Section on Professional Responsibility, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Transactional Law &…
January 27, 2022
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) recently was elected to the leadership of three different sections of the Association of American Law Schools. He was named as the chair-elect of the Section on Securities Regulation, the secretary of the Section on Professional Responsibility, and to the Executive Committee for the Section on Transactional Law &…