Accomplishments: William S. Boyd School of Law

April 28, 2021
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) published his article "Building Worker Collective Action Through Technology" in Volume 65 of the St. Louis University Law Journal.  The article argues for the development of mobile applications for workers to leverage collective power by providing voice channels to each other and to government agencies.
April 7, 2021
Keith A. Rowley (Law) testified before the Nevada Assembly's Judiciary Committee in opposition to a bill that would have had negative repercussions to the existing commercial law regime in Nevada, potentially placing Nevada consumers and businesses at a competitive disadvantage. He then worked with the bill's proponents (and with other opponents to the bill as introduced) to eliminate those negative repercussions and otherwise improve the bill. If reintroduced as agreed, and enacted as...
April 6, 2021
Benjamin Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in the Nevada Independent arguing that the Nevada Legislature does not need to pass a statute to enact a securities law exemption already proposed to be codified within draft regulations.
March 25, 2021
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will moderate a panel from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 1 titled "Labor Roots, Labor Leaders: Hispanic and Latinx Workers Show Their Strength" with Latino/a labor leaders from across the country representing the Texas AFL-CIO, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, UNITE HERE, and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, in an event geared to Hispanic and Latinx students who seek to work for social and economic justice. Law, undergraduate and high school students...
March 12, 2021
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will speak at Labor in the 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities: A Worker-Centered Economic Recovery. A Changing Legal and Regulatory Environment, A Contested Political Terrain, hosted by Cornell University's Lois Gray Innovation Initiative on Friday, March 26. The conference is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Worker Institute Facebook page. Learn more and register.
February 10, 2021
Marketa Trimble (Law) wrote "Targeting Factors and Conflict of Laws on the Internet," which appears in The Review of Litigation. In the article she discusses questions of personal jurisdiction based on acts on the Internet and the effects of those acts on the Internet — questions that are surprisingly unsettled.
January 11, 2021
M. Eve Hanan (Law) published "Invisible Prisons" in the U.C. Davis Law Review. The article applies the theory of epistemic injustice to address the paucity of attention given to the lived experience of incarceration in U.S. sentencing policy.
January 8, 2021
Benjamin Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in Salon discussing whether sitting members of Congress should be allowed to actively trade securities.  The op-ed proposed using existing insider trading rules for corporate executives to mitigate risks associated with Congressional Securities Trading.
December 17, 2020
Marketa Trimble (Law) has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany. The president of the Max Planck Society asked Trimble to serve on the board in light of her “outstanding expertise” in the field of intellectual property law, which is one of the core fields of the research of the institute. The Max Planck Society is the preeminent research institution in Germany, with an annual budget (in 2019) of 1.9 billion...
September 17, 2020
Ruben J. Garcia (Law) will present at the St. Louis University Law Journal Symposium on New Waves of Worker Empowerment his forthcoming article "Building Worker Collective Action Through Technology" Sept. 18. The article surveys the landscape of the use and regulation of technology by employers and employees, and charts a path for the design of new technologies that enhance worker collective action about working conditions, safety, and antidiscrimination.
September 8, 2020
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Paloma Guerrero (Law) spoke with UNLV alum Justin Favela and Emmanuel Ortega earlier this month as part of KNPR's Race and Racism in Nevada series. On the episode "As LatinX In Nevada Grows, So Do Racial Challenges" they discussed where Nevada and, more specifically, Las Vegas, lie in relation to other more established Latinx communities and the ongoing challenges Latinx face in Nevada.
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.