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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 | July 15, 2019

The executive director of alumni relations & special events handles a variety of tasks for the Boyd School of Law.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

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

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People | May 28, 2019

A two-time UNLV alum, Pete Reyes is studying for a third degree while working full time and making indie-electronic albums.

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Research | April 22, 2019

UNLV law professor David Orentlicher breaks down how lawmakers will assess the Mueller Report.

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Campus News | April 15, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who've made news thus far in 2019.

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Campus News | March 29, 2019

Historian/author Deborah Lipstadt and journalist Jonathan Weisman to discuss modern manifestations of anti-Semitism during free public event at UNLV.

Law In The News

KNPR News
July 15, 2019

At least 10 states were expecting mass roundups of undocumented immigrants over the weekend, but those raids did not take place.

Casino.org
July 10, 2019

Casinos could increasingly become part of a national debate on how to regulate and use biometric surveillance and related high-tech methods of data collection on gaming patrons.

KNPR
July 10, 2019

Every year, the Burning Man festival sets up a sprawling temporary settlement in the Black Rock Desert where thousands of attendees gather to share art, music and their own brand of counter-cultural community.

89.3 KPCC
July 9, 2019

This is the part of the United States Code that makes entering the U.S. without documents a misdemeanor. It’s repeal would mean that entering the U.S. without papers would be a civil offense, rather than a criminal one.

Huffington Post
July 8, 2019

A string of former Obama administration officials have railed against 2020 hopeful Julián Castro’s call to decriminalize border-crossing, highlighting a widening split between the progressive primary field and parts of the party establishment.

Reno Gazette-Journal
July 3, 2019

Burning Man and the federal government have a history of disagreeing over law enforcement tactics, and this year is already off to a rocky start even though the event is two months away.

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Recent Law Accomplishments

July 9, 2019
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) recently was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. This national organization consists of academics, labor and management lawyers who have distinguished themselves as outstanding professionals in the field and meet the standards of integrity, professionalism, and character. The induction event...
June 25, 2019
Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in The Hill arguing that the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent rulemakings and interpretive releases weaken investor protection.
May 31, 2019
Benjamin Edwards (Law) recently published a piece, "How to Craft Policies on Innovative Corporate Law Provisions," on the Columbia Blue Sky Blog, an online publication affiliated with Columbia Law School. The piece describes a new article forthcoming in the Tennessee Business Law Journal.
May 24, 2019
Joseph McKay (Law and Hospitality) and Gail Sammons (Hospitality), along with Kimberly Addair, '18 MA Urban Leadership, received the Best Proposal Award Teaching Track from the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Regional Conference for their work developing a human trafficking awareness training module for...
May 22, 2019
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) published an article, "Right-to-Work Laws: Ideology and Impact," in volume 15 of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2019) in which he argues that Nevada provides an exception to the usual detrimental political and bargaining environment that RTW laws present to unions, and he describes the lessons that the labor...
April 29, 2019
Professor Benjamin P. Edwards (Law) presented Performance-Based Investor Protection at Michigan State College of Law's workshop on business law & technology. The draft paper argues that regulators now rely too much on disclosure-based protections, which do little to protect our financially illiterate population.