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NOVEMBER 2012
 
     
Jean Sternlight
 
Professor Jean Sternlight Receives Named Directorship for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution
10/30/2012
Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Sonja Saltman the Boyd School of Law is happy to announce the naming of the Directorship of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. Professor Jean Sternlight, who holds the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professorship, now holds a named Directorship for the Saltman Center.
     
Cases Outbox
 
Strasser Mediation Clinic Sees Early Success in Fall 2012 Semester
10/30/2012
The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law's students have ample opportunity to put the skills they learn in class into practice. The Strasser Mediation Clinic is one of those opportunities.
     
Streetball Hafla
 

Saltman Center's "Streetball Hafla" Film Screening Helps Promote Tolerance
10/29/2012 | Missed the event? Watch the video here.
Former professional basketball player and Runnin' Rebel Ricky Sobers was on the UNLV campus Oct. 23, but it wasn't to meet with the basketball team or to shoot some hoops. He stopped by the university to help promote tolerance and understanding.

     
Perry Friedman
 
Entering Class Spotlight - Professional Poker Player Turns Law Student
10/29/2012
Deciding to go to law school was no gamble for Perry Friedman. "I have always been fascinated by the law and interested in going to law school," he said.
     
Stephen Jackson
 
Entering Class Spotlight - Emmy Award-winning UNLV Alumnus Seeks to Make Difference with Boyd Degree
10/29/2012
Many law students hope to make a difference with their degrees. Stephen Jackson is one such individual. Jackson has worked the last few years as a videographer, producer, and web editor at the local CBS affiliate in Las Vegas.
     
Edwin Black
 
Edwin Black Seeks to Prove IBM's Involvement in Holocaust Nov. 13 at Boyd School of Law
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 4 p.m. • Thomas & Mack Moot Court
Edwin Black is used to audiences leaving his presentations in shock and sometimes even in tears. "They're stunned, they're torn apart, they're tearful," said the investigative author, who is scheduled to speak at the UNLV Boyd School of Law on Nov. 13.
     
William Michael Kapalk
 

Late Boyd Alumnus Honored with 2012 Alumni Association Homecoming Award
11/1/2012
The late William Michael Kapalka, alumnus '04, was recently honored by the UNLV Alumni Association with a 2012 Homecoming Award. As part of UNLV's Homecoming celebrations, the Alumni Association in its annual award program honors alumni, faculty, students, and community leaders who represent the ideals of higher learning and Rebel pride. Learn more about Kapalka's outstanding achievements here.

     
   
 

CLE EVENTS

Academe Meets Bar
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 • 4:00 p.m. Thomas & Mack Moot Court
1 CLE credit
The event will feature talks by four Boyd faculty members, including Professors Linda Edwards, Jeffrey Stempel, Jean Sternlight, and Marketa Trimble. Linda Edwards, E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law, will discuss her recent book, Readings in Persuasion: Briefs That Changed the World. Jeffrey Stempel, Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law, will discuss his recent book, Fundamentals of Litigation Practice. Jean Sternlight, Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution and Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law, will discuss her recent book, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making. Finally, Marketa Trimble, Associate Professor of Law, will discuss her recent book, Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement. More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/14151

Intellectual Property Conference
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. Stan Fulton Gaming Institute
6.5 CLE credits including 2 ethics credits
The State Bar of Nevada Intellectual Property Section, in partnership with the William S. Boyd School of Law and International Gaming Technology, will present the annual Intellectual Property Conference. The conference will include an opening "Year in Review" session presented by Boyd Professors Mary LaFrance and Marketa Trimble; an "Intellectual Property Strategy War Stories by the Socratic Method" session by Mikio Ishimaru, Esq.; a keynote address by Judge Philip M. Pro; a "Trademark Filing Tips" session by Paul Gast, Esq.; a "Patentable Subject Matter Under Section 101" session by Jason Smalley, Esq.; a "Copyright Cases of the Year" session by Kate Spelman, Esq.; a "Top 10 Patent Cases of the Year" session by Robert Ryan, Esq.; and an ethics session entitled, "Don't Try This at Home: Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers" by Sean Carter, Esq. More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/11180

The Art and Science of Mediation and Decision Making
Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 • 2:00 p.m. Thomas & Mack Moot Court
3 CLE credits
The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the William S. Boyd School of Law will host Dan Weitz, Deputy Director, Division of Professional and Court Services and Coordinator, Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs for a CLE event focused on "The Art and Science of Mediation and Decision Making." More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/13125

Health Care Reform: Next Steps for Nevada
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. The Smith Center
4 CLE credits
The Nevada State Medical Association, State Bar of Nevada, and the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will present a CLE focused on "Health Care Reform: Next Steps for Nevada." Event topics include: "Supreme Court Decision: What Questions Nevada Must Answer Now," "Health Insurance Reforms," and "The Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act Coverage Scheme." More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/14751

Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 • 4:00 p.m. Boyd School of Law, Room 105
1 CLE credit
In this CLE, Professor Ruben J. Garcia will describe his theory of marginal workers and explain why human rights dialogue might be able to change attitudes about worker protections and provide better protection for marginal workers, and all workers, in the process. Professor Garcia will be joined by two leading advocates of workplace justice in the Las Vegas area: D. Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, UNITE-HERE, AFL-CIO, and Africa Sanchez, Esq. More info: http://law.unlv.edu/node/14321

 
 

IN THE MEDIA

The State of Court Connected ADR in Nevada
Nevada Lawyer Magazine - 10/26/12
The Boyd School of Law and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution are recognized for acquainting law students with alternative dispute resolution.

Hugo Balta: Human Beings Are Not Illegal
Fox News Latino - 10/25/12
Professor Fatma Marouf

Twitter's Country-Specific Content Blocking Raises Questions about the Efficacy of Geolocation
Technology & Marketing Law Blog - 10/25/12
Professor Marketa Trimble

Does the Supreme Court Have a Free Policy Choice in Wiley v. Kirtsaeng?
Technology & Marketing Law Blog - 10/24/12
Professor Marketa Trimble

Verdicts and Viennese Waltz
The Rebel Yell - 10/22/12
Interim Dean Nancy Rapoport

State's director of Business & Industry tapped for Gaming Control Board
Las Vegas Review-Journal - 10/22/12
Alumnus Terry Johnson '11

Best Value Law Schools
pre-Law Magazine - 10/19/12
Boyd ranked 33 in preLaw Magazine's study based on data taken from the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2012 and 2013 editions.

Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Again At UNLV Boyd Law School
Supreme Court of Nevada website - 10/9/12

Solvay v. Honeywell and an Alternative Route to a Central Patent Court in Europe
Patently-O - 9/3/12
Professor Marketa Trimble

 

 

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