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Boyd Law Students Contribute to a Report on Gun Violence

Earlier this year, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence released “Mass Shooting Resource Guide for Prosecutors: How to Prevent, Protect, and Prosecute.” Boyd Law students Haley Beza, J. Gregory Cloward, and Hannah Nelson assisted in the preparation of the Guide, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, a “non-partisan group of leading prosecutors focusing on gun violence prevention strategies ranging from policy advocacy to improved enforcement of existing laws.”

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Professor White and Assistant Dean Wall to Speak at “The Legacy of the Pandemic” Symposium on March 18, 2021

Professor John Valery White will moderate a panel and Assistant Dean Brian Wall will speak at the symposium “The Legacy of the Pandemic: How the Experience of the Pandemic Will Drive Lasting Innovation and Disruption in the Legal System.” The symposium, which is organized by the Law School Admission Council, will take place on Thursday, March 18, 2021. According to the symposium webpage, the symposium “will feature a moderated panel discussion focused on the pandemic’s lasting impact on legal education, legal services, assessments, and disruption of the pipeline to law school, as well as workshops which will address each of these impacts and their effects moving forward.”

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Professor Trimble and the Kyoto Guidelines on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property Cases

The International Law Association’s Committee on Intellectual Property and Private International Law successfully completed its multi-year project drafting the Guidelines on Intellectual Property and Private International Law. The Committee, on which I had the honor to serve since 2011, presented the Guidelines at the 79th Conference of the International Law Association in Kyoto, Japan, at which the “Kyoto Guidelines” were adopted.

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Boyd Alumnus Tyre Gray Is President of the Nevada Mining Association

Mining is one of the principal industries in Nevada, and Boyd Law is proud to have its alumnus, Tyre Gray, serve as president of the Nevada Mining Association. Tyre graduated in the top of his class at Boyd Law and began his legal career at Fennemore Craig. When Tyre assumed the role of president of the Nevada Mining Association in 2019 he was the first African American to head a major trade association in Nevada. Fox5 featured Tyre in a story for Black History Month.

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Professor Rolnick Appointed to a Committee on Racial Differences in Criminal Justice

Professor Addie Rolnick has been appointed to an ad hoc committee on racial differences in criminal justice. The committee has been convened by the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. According to the Committee website, the ad hoc committee will “review and assess existing evidence on how observed racial differences in criminal justice might be reduced through public policy. As appropriate, the committee will make evidence-driven policy and research recommendations for key criminal justice stakeholders with the ultimate goal of identifying ways to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.”

Professor Rapoport Featured in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

The February 2021 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal features “Billing Tips from a Fee Examiner: An Interview with Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport.” The article presents Professor Rapoport’s many achievements and her extensive work as a bankruptcy fee examiner in major court cases. In the interview Professor Rapoport speaks about bankruptcy fee examiner work, her approach to fee application review, and the relationship between clients and bankruptcy professionals.

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Boyd Alumni Co-Author a Nevada Lawyer Article on the National Bar Association and the Las Vegas Chapter

An article in the February 2021 issue of Nevada Lawyer, “National Bar Association and Las Vegas National Bar Association: Still Standing Strong,” reports on the Las Vegas chapter of the  National Bar Association. In the article, co-authors Angela M. Cook, Karen Cormier, Augusta Massey, Keith J.D. Hightower, and Brittnie T. Watkins discuss the history of the 66,000-member National Bar Association since its beginnings in 1925 as a “nonprofit, nonpartisan, national organization that focuses its efforts on supporting and advancing the interests of Black legal professionals.” The Las Vegas chapter was founded in 1981 when there were fewer than 20 Black attorneys in Nevada. It is estimated that there are now about 157 Black attorneys in Nevada, with about half being members of the National Bar Association. The Las Vegas National Bar Association supports Boyd Law students, including through financial support to law students.

Professor Stempel Discusses the ALI Liability Insurance Restatement

Professor Jeff Stempel’s article “From Quiet to Confrontational to (Potentially) Quiescent: The Path of the ALI Liability Insurance Restatement” was published in The Brief, the magazine of the American Bar Association for lawyers practicing in the areas of tort law and insurance law. Members of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section may access the article on the magazine’s website, and the article is also available on Lexis. Professor Stempel has been a member of the American Law Institute (“ALI”) since 1991 and from 2011 to 2018 served as an adviser to the project Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance.

Professor Johnson, Professor Nussbaum, and Professor Edwards Serving in the Association of American Law Schools

Professor Lori Johnson, Professor Lydia Nussbaum, and Professor Benjamin Edwards have become the most recent Boyd Law professors to serve in the Association of American Law Schools (“AALS”): Professor Johnson has been elected the Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Professor Nussbaum, who is also the Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, has been elected the Chair of the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Professor Edwards has been elected the treasurer of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility. The Association of American Law Schools was formed in 1900, and members of the Boyd Law faculty have been actively involved in its many sections.

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!