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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

Campus News | May 20, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.

Campus News | April 9, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.

Business and Community | April 6, 2020

UNLV tax law expert Francine J. Lipman shares tips on how to navigate economic challenges from COVID-19.

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Campus News | March 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 22 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100 in their field.

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

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People | February 26, 2020

Joe Bertolone, former chief executive and gaming regulator, to lead ICGR.

Law In The News

Skimm This
May 26, 2020

Back in March, Congress passed a historic $2 trillion stimulus bill that reached millions of Americans. You may have received a check in the mail or a boost in unemployment insurance. But researchers and economists are saying the money Congress spent so far may not be enough. We’ll break down what still needs work, and what experts say Congress should prioritize.

May 14, 2020

I listened, live, Monday to the Supreme Court’s oral argument in the combined cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel, two cases in which Catholic schools appealed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the late Kristen Biel and Agnes Morrissey-Berru were teachers, not ministers. Because the two women were teachers, not ministers, their lawsuits for being fired for disability discrimination for breast cancer and age discrimination, respectively, could proceed.

May 13, 2020

The US tax system punishes people based on where they are from (unauthorized immigrants) and where they go (Americans Abroad).

May 12, 2020

The word “bankruptcy” comes with dark undertones: J.Crew announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, for example, and was immediately the subject of instantaneous eulogies, ours included.

Global Gaming Business Magazine
May 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly been unprecedented in many ways—socially, economically, and legally. Tony Cabot is one of the deans of the gaming law field, having been active through many various developments in the discipline down through the years. Now, as a distinguished fellow of gaming law at the Boyd Law School at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Cabot is thinking about how the casinos will reopen, what are and should the stipulations be, what is the role of the regulator, and what will be the long term legal impact of the pandemic.

El Tiempo
May 7, 2020

In mid-April, Sparks resident Larry Strickland created a Facebook group to demand that Governor Steve Sisolak revoke his coronavirus emergency orders that shut down non-essential businesses and require residents to stay home.

Law Experts

An expert in sports betting, gaming policy and regulation, legislative affairs, and workplace sexual harrassment 
An expert in property law, and community and economic development.
An expert in constitutional law and the intersection of law and religion.
Professor of law and director of UNLV Immigration Clinic. 
A renowned expert on labor, employment and constitutional law; immigration policy; and critical race theory.
An international expert in water policy.

Recent Law Accomplishments

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...
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors.  The panelists who shared their...
January 16, 2020
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will speak at the launch event for the Clean Slate for Worker Power Report in Cambridge, Massachusetts later this month. The report, issued by Harvard Law School and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, is the product of two years of work among academics, attorneys, and labor advocates to re-envision labor law on a clean...
January 9, 2020
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) has been elected to the Executive Committee on Professional Responsibility by the American Association of Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility. The section promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members, provides support for pedagogical and scholarly endeavors, and facilitates...