In 1998, our community came together to build what is now recognized as one of the top public law schools in the country – the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.
Before Boyd, our nearly 2,500 graduates would have left the state to go to law school, and might not have returned. Now, the law school has shaped the bench and bar in Nevada, and some 25% of practicing attorneys in our great state are proud alumni. Boyd grads are legislators, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, legal aid lawyers, partners in law firms, and general counsel of some of our state’s largest companies. These graduates, along with current students and faculty, together have served more than 70,000 Nevadans, providing free legal education and pro bono legal services. None of these achievements would be possible but for you: our alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who have worked together to ensure that we remain a leader in legal education and in the community. We hope you will continue to support our students and faculty as we look forward to building the next 20 years of UNLV Boyd’s legacy.
Please consider supporting our top priorities:
Scholarships ensure UNLV Law is accessible to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Increased funding for scholarships will help:
Clinical Centers and Programs
Our clinical centers and programs bring together students, faculty, and community leaders to address important local and national issues, while also providing students valuable opportunities to learn while doing. Your gift will help us maintain and expand our:
Experiential learning opportunities that prepare our students to be practice-ready.
Clinic programs where students practice law under the supervision of licensed attorneys while offering free legal services to low-income clients in the areas of immigration, family law, juvenile justice, tax, education, and securities law.
Speaker series and symposia which bring important public policy discussions to the law school that are free and open to the public.
Public Interest Law
Donations to the Public Interest Law Association ("PILA") at Boyd directly support this tremendous student-run organization that promotes public interest law and funds summer grants for students working in public interest law.
PILA’s goal is to provide grants this summer to six law students who will be working in unpaid positions with non-profits and legal services organizations.
Past PILA grant recipients have spent their summers working with organizations including Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services, the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, and the Clark County District Attorney and Public Defender Offices.