The Distinguished Professor Award was established in 1986 to recognize and reward faculty members who have achieved national and international distinction. Awardees receive a plaque and an increase in their base salary. This award is administered through the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, Boyd School of Law
Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School
Professor Rapoport has served in a variety of leadership positions since her arrival at UNLV in 2007, including several roles in UNLV Central Administration. Notably, her commitment to her calling as a professor has distinguished her as a deserving recipient of the Distinguished Professor award. She “epitomizes the scholar / teacher / servant we all aspire to be,” said her nominator.
Professor Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, law firm behavior, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. "Courts, law firms, and lawyers use my scholarship to improve legal services to clients by helping lawyers to stay on the right side of any ethical boundaries," she notes. She is often called on by courts to resolve issues of reasonableness of fees in large bankruptcy cases.