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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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Business and Community |

Co-hosted by the UNLV Sports Innovation Institute, the inaugural SEICon event brings together dozens of sports, entertainment, and innovation leaders — including several with Rebel ties.

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Campus News |

News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

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Campus News |

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is supporting Native culture on campus and bolstering tribal gaming nationwide.

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Research |

By building relationships with members of the industry and other universities, the institute's director hopes to advance funding for research.

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People |

Despite a guidance counselor's naysaying, the former UNLV president has racked up a lifetime of achievements too long to list.

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Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

Law In The News

The Indiana Lawyer

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law hosted the Legal Writing Institute 21st Biennial Conference Bench & Bar Day Friday for law students, attorneys and judges across the country.

Daily Hampshire Gazette

When President Biden announced that he was going to deport asylum-seekers without respecting their legal right to due process because the border is too congested, many liberals and moderates cheered. They viewed this draconian measure as Biden finally reassuring the voters that he is, in fact, not “soft” on the immigrant “invasion.” And they were convinced by the president’s argument that he had no choice but to “close down” the border.


If you’re undocumented, the path to permanent residency in the United States can be long, arduous, even impossible. Depending on your case, you might be required to leave the U.S. and live in your country of origin for years, not knowing whether you’ll be allowed to come back.

Times Standard

In over 40 states, attorneys are required to take a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course in technology and the law, which includes AI, Artificial Intelligence.

The Sentinel

In over 40 states, attorneys are required to take a continuing legal education (CLE) course in technology and the law, which includes AI, artificial intelligence. I had the pleasure of watching New York attorney James A. Sherer’s engaging podcast about AI on the Learn-Formula platform — a provider of continuing legal education courses.

Wealth Management

A broker facing FINRA disciplinary charges is citing last month’s Supreme Court decision that weakened the SEC’s enforcement powers to challenge the validity of the brokerage regulator’s enforcement arm.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

At the 2024 LWI Biennial Conference, professor Mary Beth Beazley (Law) served as the keynote of the Bench & Bar Program, at which she interviewed her law school classmate Judge Marianne L. Vorhees in a fireside chat at the historic Madam CJ Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.   
Lori Johnson (Law) was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute at the 21st Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference.  
As a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Leadership Academy Steering Committee, Rebecca Scharf (Law) presented on Inclusive Leaders in Divisive Times at the 21st Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference.  
Nantiya Ruan (Law) presented about writing Amicus Briefs during Collaborations between Legal Writing Professors and the Bench/Bar at the 21st Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference.  
Addie Rolnick (Law) presented on Possibilities and Obstacles for Healing Through Tribal Justice Programs at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) UNITE Structural Racism and Health Workshop. 
Professor Leslie Griffin (Law) spoke at the 12th International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in June in Stockholm, Sweden, about The Catholic Bishops vs. The Contraceptive Mandate.