2020 December

In the Family of Professors McGinley & Stempel, Love is in the Air, COVID-19 or Not

Congratulations to Professor Ann McGinley and Professor Jeffrey Stempel, who have become parents-in-law twice this year. COVID-19 isn’t stopping love in their family, and two of their children married in 2020 – one of them today. The pandemic is preventing the proud parents from attending the second wedding on December 31, 2020, but they will save a proper celebration for later in 2021.

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Professor McClure Begins His Term As President of the Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries

Thanks to Professor Jeanne Price, Director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, for sharing this update: “Professor David McClure, Associate Director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, has begun his term as President of WestPac, the Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. WestPac serves the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, as well as the U.S. Pacific Territories and the provinces of Western Canada. In lieu of the in-person annual meeting, WestPac online programming continues throughout the winter and spring with a focus on student engagement, collection services, and virtual education, all in the context of a pandemic.” Congratulations to Professor McClure on being elected WestPac’s President and thanks for his service to the law library community!

Professor Rapoport on Promotion and Tenure

Having served as dean at three law schools, including as Interim Dean at Boyd Law, and also as Acting Executive Vice President and Provost at UNLV, Professor Nancy Rapoport is well qualified to comment on the university promotion and tenure process. In her latest article she discusses “how law school faculty members can help make the case for their tenure and promotion when it comes to university-level review.” Her article, Help Your Provost Help You During Promotion and Tenure Decisions, is published by The Green Bag, and it is also available on SSRN. Thanks to Dean Rapoport for her special insights on promotion and tenure.

Professor Anderson Returning to Boyd Law

Having served in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office for the past two years, Professor Rachel Anderson is returning to Boyd Law. Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced Professor Anderson’s return and thanked her for her service in a December 14, 2020, press release. Professor Anderson is an expert in business law, international business transactions, international law, and consumer law, and the Boyd Law community is looking forward to welcoming her back.

2020 Boyd Law Graduates

Congratulations to all Boyd Law students who graduated in 2020! Their studies were interrupted by COVID-19 but they soldiered on, took law classes online, and finished in time to serve the many legal needs of Nevadans. Here is a list of all Boyd Law students who graduated in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020: 2020 Boyd Law Graduates