Student Organizations

Invitation to Attend An Auction and to Contribute to Public Interest Law at Boyd Law

The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at Boyd Law will hold its popular annual auction on March 25, 2021, and is asking you to consider donating to public interest law causes at the auction or otherwise!

Here is the invitation from Ms. Gabriella Nellis, PILA’s vice-president of donations:

“PILA has been an essential part of the Boyd and Las Vegas communities since shortly after the law school’s founding. PILA’s Summer Grant Program makes it possible for students to explore careers in public interest by awarding qualifying students with grants of $2500 or $5000 each year. Previous winners have used the grant to support their work for a variety of government agencies and non-profit organizations. Because most public interest positions are unpaid, PILA raises funds to support these student grants through an annual auction. This year’s auction will be held virtually on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. It is shaping up to be a wonderful event and is a fun opportunity for the community to come together, raise money for PILA’s public interest grants, and honor local leaders! We hope you will choose to invest in our students and our community, and we look forward to having you join us at this year’s Auction! Donations can now be made at”

Professors LaFrance and Trimble Discussed International Intellectual Property Law at Rutgers Law

Professor LaFrance and I had the pleasure of discussing international intellectual property law on February 24, 2021, on a panel that the Intellectual Property Law Society at Rutgers Law School organized for Rutgers Law students. We were joined on the panel by Mr. Michael Skrein (Reed Smith LLP, London) and Professor William J. McNichol (Rutgers Law School – Camden). The organizers kindly extended an invitation to participate to Boyd Law students, who had the opportunity to see their professors sharing their expertise with law students across the United States.

Mr. Skorup and Professor Trimble Discussed ISP Immunity and Section 230

On Monday, February 22, 2021, Boyd Law’s Federalist Society hosted a presentation by Mr. Brent Skorup, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Dr. Skorup gave a presentation on section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides immunity to internet service providers for user-generated content. The Federalist Society invited me to offer my comments on the topic, which I also cover this semester in my Cyberlaw course.

Boyd Law’s Black Law Student Association is “Chapter of the Year” in the Western Region

Congratulations to Boyd Law’s Black Law Student Association on its recognition as the “Chapter of the Year” by the Western Region of the National Black Law Students Association. The significance of the recognition is heightened by the size of the Western Region, which comprises 40 law schools with more than 350 members throughout Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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Boyd Law’s Magazine, “UNLV Law” – The 2020 Issue

Looking for something to read during the first weekend of 2021? The 2020 issue of the “UNLV Law” magazine is now available here. In this issue you can read about Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, the expertise of the Boyd Law faculty, including Professors Jean Sternlight and David Orentlicher, Boyd Law’s community service commitment, Boyd Law’s Immigration Clinic, Boyd Law students’ Workplace Law Club, and much more.