Upcoming Conferences

04/10/2015 - 8:00am

Past Conferences

Below are some of the past conferences the law school has hosted. To view a complete list, click on the drop-down menu under "Archived Events" in the right column.

West Coast Rhetoric Working Group Scholarship Workshop
The West Coast Rhetoric Working Group Scholarship Workshop was held on November 14 and 15, 2013 at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Click here to learn more about the workshop.

Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop
The 2013 Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop was held June 27 through 30 at the UNLV Wiliiam S. Boyd School of Law. The writing workshop was named in honor of the legacy of achievements of black women in legal academia that began with Lutie A. Lytle. The main goal of the workshop was to foster the scholarly progress of black women law faculty and their sustainability in the academy.

Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium
The UNLV Willliam S. Boyd School of Law hosted this Colloquium from Feb. 18-19, 2011. The Colloquium, co-sponsored by Suffolk University Law School, celebrated a new and exciting edited collection, Masculinites and Law: A Multidimensional Approach, edited by Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley. The collection will be published by New York University Press in 2011. The Colloquium also considers the future direction of the field of Masculinities and Law.Website

The Public/Private International Law Colloquium brought together more than thirty legal scholars to discuss issues in public/private international law. The invitation-only list of participants included scholars of diverse experiences and perspectives from American University, Arizona State University, Brown University, California Western School of Law, Cornell University, Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Hofstra University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Davis, the University of California Hastings College of the Law, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the University of the Pacific (McGeorge School of Law), the University of Toronto, the University of Tulsa, the University of Virginia, Washington and Lee University, Washington University (St. Louis) and the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. This discussion had implications for a broad range of legal subjects including, but not limited to, arbitration, business law and business courses of all types, conflicts of law, criminal law and procedure, critical race theory, critical legal studies, dispute resolution, environmental law, family law, human rights, human trafficking, intellectual property, law and economics, law and sociology, multiculturalism, national security, property rights, and tax law. Addressing these issues will indicate and help shape the directions in which international law and related scholarship are evolving. Website

Collaboration and the Colorado River - On October 12, 2007, leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of dispute resolution, environmental law, water law and land use discussed the extent to which collaborative approaches are and should be used to resolve issues relating to the Colorado River and its surroundings. Pat Mulroy, General Manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, spoke at the conference luncheon. Click here to see the conference program.

LatCrit XI Annual Conference
William S. Boyd School of Law hosted two important conferences the weekend of October 6-7. Both focused on the topic of immigration. Over 150 professors from all over the world descended on the UNLV campus for the LatCrit XI annual conference, titled Working and Living in the Global Playground: Frontstage and Backstage. LatCrit academics researched issues of social justice, globalization, poverty, race, gender and sexual orientation. Nevada Law Journal Issue SYMPOSIUM: LATCRIT XI WORKING AND LIVING IN THE GLOBAL PLAYGROUND: FRONTSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE The LatCrit two-day conference was held in conjunction with a local conference, Las Vegas as a Global Gateway: New Challenges, New Perspectives, held Saturday, October 7, from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M at Tam Alumni Hall and William S. Boyd School of Law. 

2006 WestPac Annual Meeting
Annual meeting of the Western Pacific Chapter, American Association of Law Libraries. Website.

Representing Children in Families
On January 12-14, 2006, nearly 100 lawyers, youth advocates, professors, judges and mental health professionals convened at the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV to explore the opportunities and challenges of providing legal representation to children while accounting for their deep connections to families and communities.