Accomplishments: William S. Boyd School of Law

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 raised by innovations in medicine. Topics include health insurance reform, health care finance and delivery structures, treatment relationships,...
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 knowledge and insight were Frank Rudy Cooper (Law), A.B. Wilkinson (History), David Robinson (Student Counseling and Psychological Services), and Phil...
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 slate. Garcia will speak to the report's recommendations on changing corporate law and duties to take account for the impacts that corporate decisions...
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 dialogue on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to the legal profession and issues of professional responsibility.
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...