From Dean Dan
This past week, the Boyd School of Law’s Nevada Law Journal, UNLV Gaming Law Journal, and Society of Advocates all recognized student prize-winners for exceptional work this year. The Gaming Law Journal announced a new award in honor of Anthony Cabot, a partner in the Gaming Law group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. The award was created in recognition of the extraordinary contributions Mr. Cabot has made to the gaming law profession over the last 30 years, as well as his longstanding commitment to Boyd. The inaugural Anthony Cabot Award for Best Student Note was given to Kerry Kleiman for her paper titled “Keeping Casinos Clean: The Problem with Dirty Money and International Differences in Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Casinos.” We are grateful to Dan Waite, managing partner in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Roca for the firm's support of the new Cabot Award. Thanks also to Editor-in-Chief Eric Walther and Managing Editor Madison Zornes.
The Nevada Law Journal gave the award for Best Student Note to Brian Vasek for his article titled "Rethinking the Nevada Campus Protection Act: Future Challenges & Reaching a Legislative Compromise." This year, Editor-in-Chief Nicole Scott and Managing Editor Lindsey Gassmann took the lead working with alumni to create the Nevada Law Journal Alumni Advisory Board. We are grateful to this new board: Charles Gianelloni, Michael Gianelloni, Tim Mott, Mark Hesiak, Cayla Witty, and Karlee Phelps. The board will work with the Journal to help advise and train student editors.
Finally, the Society of Advocates created a new award in honor of Franny Forsman. Franny was instrumental to the creation and success of the law school, is one of the great litigators in Las Vegas, and teaches for us in the Trial Advocacy program. The inaugural Franny Forsman Award for Excellence in Advocacy, which recognizes the top overall advocate at Boyd, was given to graduating student Jaimie Stilz-Outlaw, who won the 1L championship her first year and who has served as a leader in the SOA as a Vice President. Thanks to the President of the SOA, Michael Esposito. Congratulations to the prize winners for their excellent work in legal writing and advocacy.
This week I want to include a message from Justin Carley ‘06, a Boyd alum who writes on behalf of one of his classmates, Tim Geswein '06:
"Around the turn of the new year, Tim became quite ill and acquired a pancreatic infection. He’s been battling for months while his wife, Shemilly Briscoe '06, holds things together with their two sons and her legal practice. What is now almost four months of intensive care in two different hospitals has driven their medical and other expenses sky-high. If you are willing to help out by contributing financially, there are two ways. First, you can donate to a PayPal account set up to assist the family during this battle; just enter this e-mail address on the PayPal website: TimGesweinFundraiser@gmail.com. Second, you can send checks directly to Shemilly at her office: The Briscoe Law Group, 1060 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, NV 89074. Thank you and please keep Tim, Shem, and the boys in your thoughts and prayers.”
Dean & Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law