Accomplishments: William S. Boyd School of Law

December 4, 2019
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will give the keynote address at the regional meeting of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at California State University, Long Beach on Dec. 6. The lecture, "Life After Janus: Lessons from Nevada," will be part of the two-day conference, which includes panels on sexual harassment, Latinx faculty in the academy, and best practices in responding to disciplinary issues.
October 3, 2019
Benjamin P. Edwards and Ann C. McGinley (both Law) published a short piece summarizing their recent law review article, "Venture Bearding," in the Oxford Business Law Blog. The article details identity performance techniques used to access venture capital.  
September 19, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an analysis on the fluctuation of wages and how it is measured with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves, and Brookings research analyst Christopher Pulliam. The piece, "Are Wages Rising, Falling, or Stagnating?," delves into four analytical decisions that can impact how people interpret what is happening to wages in America. Over the summer, Schobert completed a prestigious internship for the Future of the Middle Class...
September 11, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an op-ed for the Brookings Institution with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves. The piece, "Tucker Carlson Has a Point: Middle Class Families Rely More than Ever on Women’s Wages," discusses how although women are working more and keeping middle class families economically afloat, their wages still take a hit when they become mothers; turning a motherhood wage penalty into a family wage penalty. Over the summer, Schobert ...
September 9, 2019
The Investor Protection Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law, which is headed by professor Benjamin P. Edwards (Law), secured what appears to be the nation's first victory for a case asserting a claim under Nevada's first-in-the-nation fiduciary statute.  The Wall Street Journal covered the victory and explained that the win highlights tensions over whether federal laws and regulations do enough to protect investors.
August 7, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently wrote a report with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves titled "Elite or Elitist? Lessons for Colleges from Selective High Schools." In the report, the pair present data that show how selective high schools are racially unrepresentative of the districts they are located in, and discuss past and future reform. Schobert currently is completing a prestigious internship for the Future of the Middle Class Initiative at the Brookings...
July 23, 2019
Frank Rudy Cooper (Law) was awarded a Tenth Anniversary Award by Howard University Law School and the John Mercer Langston Writing Workshop earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
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 for the class of 2019 will take place in New Orleans on Nov. 9. 
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 hospitality educators. Their training module was designed to provide hospitality educators and students with the proper knowledge, skills, and resources...
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 movement might adopt from the "Nevada Paradox."