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OCTOBER 2012
 
     
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Entering Class Spotlight - Balancing Law School, Work, and Life Not a Problem for Olympic Gymnast
9/27/2012
The Boyd School of Law has drawn an exceptional pool of students this year, one of which has an Olympic background. First-year student and gymnast Tasha Schwikert competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Today, she's studying law at Boyd.
     
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Entering Class Spotlight - From Rodeo Queen to Law Student: First-year Law Student Is About Education
9/20/2012
This year's incoming class at the Boyd School of Law has a wide variety of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. One in particular, Harmoney Leavitt, has saddled herself with a busy schedule, but said she feels ready to take the bull by the horns.

     
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"Streetball Hafla" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 7 p.m. UNLV Student Union Theater
The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the Boyd School of Law presents a Peace in the Desert film screening and panel discussion of "Streetball Hafla," a film exploring how basketball can foster harmonious relationships between Jews and Arabs in Israel.
     
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Edwin Black Presents "The Case Against IBM for its Role in the Holocaust - What the New Documentation Shows"
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 4 p.m. • Thomas & Mack Moot Court
The Boyd School of Law and the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas will host "The Case Against IBM for its Role in the Holocaust-What the New Documentation Shows," presented by The New York Times Best Selling author Edwin Black.
     

     
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In Memoriam: Robert "Bobby" Hager '10
Bobby Hager passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 18 in Reno at the age of 29. Bobby was a bright, dynamic and good-hearted young man who will be forever missed by his family and friends. He graduated from UNR with honors, and obtained his law degree from Boyd School of Law at UNLV. He was engaged in the private practice of law in Reno and became a partner in the law firm of Hager & Hearne the week before his death.
     
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In Memoriam: Mariana Meter '01
Mariana Meter entered this world Dec. 23, 1974 and embarked on her next journey Sept. 10, 2012, after a long battle against a rare cancer, which she consistently fought with unwavering determination, courage, and grace. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mariana graduated at the top of the class with a Juris Doctor degree from the Boyd School of Law.
     
   
 

CLE EVENTS

Hot Topics by Deans Rapoport, Pindell, and Tovino
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 • 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Moot Court
2 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit
This CLE will include the following segments: The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Business Associates: Review and Update; The Ten Commandments: Avoiding Judicial Wrath for Practitioners; and The Power of Eminent Domain to Address the Local Mortgage Crisis. More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/14306

Basics of Representing Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. Thomas & Mack Moot Court
3 CLE credits
This CLE, sponsored by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Boyd School of Law, will explore the role of a children's attorney and duties to the client, abuse and neglect court processes, permanency planning, common issues faced by children in foster care, the difference early intervention makes, preparing clients to age out of the system, and much more. More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/13714

 
 

IN THE MEDIA

Lawyering up
Desert Companion - 10/8/12
Professor Jeffrey Stempel

Top Lawyers 2012: Part I
Desert Companion - 10/5/12
Professor Mary Berkheiser appears on Desert Companion's Top Lawyers 2012 list under the area of Appellate Practice

A local law school prof is at the forefront of the debate over contraception insurance and religion
Las Vegas CityLife - 10/3/12
Professor Leslie C. Griffin

Students to get help with DREAM Act applications
The Rebel Yell - 10/1/12
Associate Dean Christine Smith
Boyd School of Law to host Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals information session Oct. 13

Don't rush to judgment in Sands email case
Las Vegas Review-Journal - 9/28/12
Professor Jeffrey Stempel

Poker: Game of Skill Tested by a Game of Chance
Jurist - 9/26/12
Boyd Student Gerard Dondero

Beijing magazine article on Michelle Obama
Sanlian Life Weekly - 9/26/12
Professor Ann McGinley

Lawyers under fire for boosting fees on bankrupt companies
Reuters - 9/19/12
Interim Dean Nancy Rapoport

Law school holds film festival
The Rebel Yell - 9/17/12
Professor Ann Cammett

Dean's Column: Boyd's Second Annual Public Interest Film Festival
Nevada Lawyer Magazine - 9/13/12
Head of Collections Matthew Wright

New Faces: Law Professor Leslie Griffin
UNLV News Center - 9/5/12
Professor Leslie C. Griffin

 

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