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

Scholarships ensure UNLV Law is accessible to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status.  Increased funding for scholarships will help:

  • Offset tuition and fees for our law school students.

  • Reduce student loan debt for UNLV Law graduates allowing them to focus on putting their legal education to use for the good of the community.

 

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.


Rebels Give - To Boyd Law!
Rank State Gifts
1 NV 73
2 CA 2
3 CO 1
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Colleges and Units Leaderboard
Which College or Unit is leading the way.
Rank Area of Giving Gifts
1 Athletics 331
2 Graduate College 241
3 College of Liberal Arts 238
4 Lee Business School 167
5 College of Fine Arts 85
6 William S. Boyd School of Law 83
7 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) 80
8 William F. Harrah College of Hospitality 75
9 Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering 70
10 Alumni Association 66
11 Greenspun College of Urban Affairs 66
12 College of Education 53
13 College of Sciences 51
14 Division of Student Affairs 43
15 School of Nursing 37
16 Areas of Greatest Need - Annual Fund 35
17 Honors College 30
18 Academic Success Center 28
19 School of Integrated Health Sciences 22
20 Community Engagement 20
21 Military & Veteran Services 19
22 School of Public Health 18
23 KUNV 91.5 FM / UNLVTV 18
24 UNLV School of Medicine 17
25 University Libraries 17
26 The Office of Diversity Initiatives 9
27 School of Dental Medicine 6
28 International Programs (Study Abroad) 6
29 Career Services 4
30 Rebel Advocates 2
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Alumni Chapters Leaderboard
Thank you to our loyal alumni and donors for supporting UNLV
Rank Chapters Gifts
1 Boyd School of Law Alumni Chapter Scholarship 15
2 College of Fine Arts Chapter 4
3 College of Education Alumni Chapter 4
4 UNLV School of Medicine Alumni Chapter 2
5 Veteran Alumni Club Chapter 2
6 College of Sciences Chapter 1
7 Veteran Alumni Club Chapter 1
8 Boyd School of Law Alumni Chapter Scholarship 1
9 School of Nursing Chapter 1
10 College of Liberal Arts Chapter 1
11 UNLV School of Medicine Alumni Chapter 0
12 College of Education Alumni Chapter 0
13 Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Chapter 0
14 Honors College Chapter 0
15 Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Chapter 0
16 Lee Business School Chapter 0
17 Native American Alumni Club Chapter 0
18 School of Dental Medicine Chapter 0
19 School of Integrated Health Sciences Chapter 0
20 School of Public Health Chapter 0
21 William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Chapter 0
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What is your UNLV graduation year?
Thank you for loyally supporting UNLV. Go Rebels!
What is your UNLV graduation year?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2021 46
2 2020 43
3 2019 34
4 2017 31
5 2005 29
6 2018 26
7 2010 24
8 2015 23
9 2011 23
10 2012 23
11 2007 20
12 2009 20
13 2013 20
14 1994 19
15 2014 19
16 2016 18
17 2022 18
18 1998 17
19 2008 17
20 2004 16
21 2003 15
22 2002 15
23 1992 14
24 2006 13
25 2001 13
26 1999 13
27 2000 13
28 2023 12
29 1990 11
30 1995 11
31 1985 10
32 1997 10
33 1996 10
34 1984 8
35 1991 7
36 1988 7
37 1986 7
38 1993 7
39 1983 6
40 1980 6
41 2024 6
42 1989 5
43 2026 5
44 1978 5
45 1981 5
46 1974 4
47 1987 4
48 1982 4
49 2025 3
50 1977 3
51 1969 2
52 1975 2
53 1957 1
54 1972 1
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Match
Judge Addeliar Guy Law Scholarship Match
Thank you to Dean Hamilton for the matching gift to the Judge Addeliar Guy Law Scholarship Match.
$750 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Ruby Duncan Law Scholarship Match
Thank you to Dean Hamilton for the matching gift to the the Ruby Duncan Law Scholarship Match.
$750 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Thomas And Mack Legal Clinic Match
Thank you to Alumni Amanda Stevens for her support of the Thomas And Mack Legal Clinic Match.
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
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