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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

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

A portrait of Joseph Regalia.
People | July 13, 2020

While the law professor misses being on campus, remote teaching is allowing him to plow further into his passion for technology.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | May 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

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.

Law In The News

Cronkite News Arizona PBS
August 13, 2020

In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

The Spot 518
August 13, 2020

Michael Kagan is an immigration law professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His career has been spent working to help refugees and immigrants around the world. Kagan recently published a book, “The Battle to Stay in America: Immigration’s Hidden Front Line,” released yesterday, stringing several of those storylines together. The root of those stories, however, starts in Delmar, New York — where Kagan is from.

WIS-TV
August 12, 2020

The debate over stimulus checks is playing out in Congress, but it impacts thousands in South Carolina.

Crain's New York
August 11, 2020

For the past three years, Jamaine Thomas has commuted by train and bus one hour each way from his apartment in the Bronx to his job at the Fairway Market in Harlem. Even through New York's darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thomas sliced provolone and Boar's Head meats behind the deli counter and made pizzas, salads and sandwiches for the café—all for $16 per hour. That's about $33,000 per year, plus benefits.

Public Citizen
August 10, 2020

MCCONNELL, CORNYN RECEIVED MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION FROM BUSINESS GROUPS LOBBYING FOR IMMUNITY: Business groups pushing for corporate immunity have given more than $1.2 million to the two U.S. Senate Republicans leading the charge to include immunity in any pandemic response legislation. According to a review of Federal Election Commission data by The American Independent, since 2016, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who authored the proposal, has received more than $430,000 from the political action committees of trade associations pushing for immunity. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has received more than $825,000.

The Hill
August 7, 2020

Recently, with the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the White House, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to immunize business entities against liability when their operations transmit coronavirus to customers and employees. Although the legislation does create a federal cause of action, it simultaneously erects so many procedural hurdles that the victims of negligent and irresponsible operations will never be able to hold businesses to account for the harms their operations cause.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

July 14, 2020
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) writes about a proposed whistleblower bounty program for the Federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. His commentary addresses recent legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.
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...