Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

William S. Boyd School of Law Faculty


Dean 

Grinvald, Leah Chan

Associate Deans

Bartrum, Ian        

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research; Professor of Law; B.A., Hamilton College; J.D., Vermont Law School; LL.M., Yale Law School. At UNLV since 2011.

Price, Jeanne

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, Louis Wiener, Jr. Law Library Professor of Law; B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Texas School of Law; M.L.S., University of Maryland. At UNLV since 2008

Smith, Christine

Associate Dean for Public Service, Compliance and Administration; B.S., Arizona State University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University. At UNLV since 1998.

Traum, Anne R.

Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education, Director of the Appellate Clinic, Co-Director of the Misdemeanor Clinic, Professor of Law; A.B., Brown University; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At UNLV since 2008.

Wall, Brian

Associate Dean for Student Affairs; B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; J.D., The College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. At UNLV since 2016.   

Assistant Deans

Doran, Angie

Assistant Dean of Finance; B.A. Dublin University. At UNLV since 2003.

Harris, Nikki

Acting Assistant Dean of Career Development; Associate Director of Career Development and Public Interest Advisor, B.A., Vassar College; J.D., New England School of Law. At UNLV since 2008.

Adair, Rachael

Assistant Dean of Career Development; B.A., Fordham University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center. At UNLV since 2014.

Lue-Sang, Cameron

Interim Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid; B.A., Arizona State University, J.D., Golden Gate University of Law. At UNLV since 2018. 

Faculty

Anderson, Rachel J.

Professor of Law; B.A., Zwischenpruefung, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin; M.A., Stanford University; J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law. At UNLV since 2007.

Bartrum, Ian C.

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research, Professor of Law; B.A., Hamilton College; J.D., Vermont Law School; LL.M., Yale Law School. At UNLV since 2011.

Beazley, Mary Beth

Professor of Law; B.A., Bowling Green State University; J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School. At UNLV since 2017.

Birdsong, Bret C.

Professor of Law; B.A., Princeton University; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At UNLV since 2000.

Chang, Stewart

Professor of Law; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Stanford University; J.D., Georgetown University Law   Center; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. At UNLV since 2018.

Cooper, Frank Rudy

Director of the program on Race, Gender and Policing, William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., Amherst College; J.D., Duke Law School. At UNLV since 2018.

Correales, Robert 

Interim Vice President, University of Compliance, Professor of Law; B.A., University of North Texas; J.D., University of Kansas School of Law; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center. At UNLV since 1998.

Edwards, Benjamin

Director of the Public Policy Clinic, Associate Professor of Law; B.A., University of South Carolina Honors College; J.D., Columbia Law School. At UNLV since 2017.

Garcia, Ruben J.

Co-Director of the UNLV Workplace Law Program, Professor of Law; A.B., Stanford University; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law; LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School. At UNLV since 2011.

Gordon, Sara G.

Interim Dean, William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., Pitzer College; J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. At UNLV since 2006.

Griffin, Leslie C.

William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University; J.D., Stanford Law School. At UNLV since 2012.

Hanan, Eve

Co-Director of the Misdemeanor Clinic, Associate Professor of Law; B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.A., Drexel University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School. At UNLV since 2017.

Howarth, Joan

Distinguished Visiting Professor; Dean Emerita, Michigan State University College of Law; A.B., Smith College; J.D., University of Southern California. At UNLV since 2001. 

Johnson, Lori D.

Associate Professor of Law; B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Northwestern University School of Law. At UNLV since 2010.

Kagan, Michael

Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, Joyce Mack Professor of Law; B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School. At UNLV since 2011.

Kindred, Kay 

Professor of Law; A.B., Duke University; J.D., Columbia University School of Law. At UNLV since 1999.

LaFrance, Mary

IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law; A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., J.D., Duke University School of Law. At UNLV since 1999.

Lazos, Sylvia

Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law; B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School. At UNLV since 2003.

Lipman, Francine J.

William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.B.A., San Diego State University; J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law; LL.M., New York University School of Law. At UNLV since 2011.

Lisy, Sydney

Director of the Academic Success Program, Assistant Professor in Residence; B.S., University of Illinois; J.D., Valparaiso University. At UNLV since 2013. 

MacDowell, Elizabeth L.

Director of the Family Justice Clinic, Professor of Law; B.A., California State University, Hayward; J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law. At UNLV since 2010.

Main, Thomas 

William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., Grinnell College; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law. At UNLV since 2012.

McGinley, Ann 

Co-Director of the UNLV Workplace Law Program, William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., Rosemont College; M.A., University of Delaware; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School. At UNLV since 1999.

Nathanson, Rebecca

Director of the Education Advocacy Clinic and Kids’ Court, James E. Rogers Professor of Education and Law; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara. At UNLV since 2000.

Nielsen, Dawn

Director of Externships, Assistant Professor in Residence; B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; J.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. At UNLV since 2018.

Nussbaum, Lydia

Director of the Mediation Clinic, Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, Professor of Law; B.A., Cornell University, J.D., University of Maryland, Francis Key Carey School of Law. At UNLV since 2013.

Orentlicher, David

Director of the UNLV Health Law Program, Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law; B.A, Brandeis University; J.D., Harvard Law School; M.D., Harvard Medical School. At UNLV since 2017. 

Price, Jeanne

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, Louis Wiener, Jr. Law Library Professor of Law; B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Texas School of Law; M.L.S., University of Maryland. At UNLV since 2008

Rapoport, Nancy B.

Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law; Affiliate Professor of Law & Ethics, Lee Business School; B.A., Rice University; J.D., Stanford Law School. At UNLV since 2007.

Regalia, Joe

Associate Professor of Law; B.A., University of Nevada, Reno; J.D., University of Michigan Law School. At UNLV since 2020. 

Rolnick, Addie C.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Indian Nations Gaming & Governance Program, Associate Director of the Program on Race, Gender & Policing; B.A., Oberlin College; J.D., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. At UNLV since 2011.

Rowley, Keith A.

William S. Boyd Professor of Law; B.A., Baylor University; M.P.P., Harvard University; J.D., University of Texas School of Law. At UNLV since 2001.

Scharf, Rebecca

Associate Professor of Law; B.A., Brandeis University; J.D. Harvard Law School. At UNLV since 2004.

Stanchi, Kathryn M. 

E.L. Cord Professor of Law; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Boston University School of Law. At UNLV since 2019.

Stempel, Jeffrey W.

Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law; B.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., Yale Law School. At UNLV since 1999.

Sternlight, Jean R.

Founding Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, Michael and Sonya Saltman Professor of Law; B.A., Swarthmore College; J.D., Harvard Law School. At UNLV since 2003.

Tanenhaus, David

James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law; Joint Appointment with Department of History; B.A., Grinell College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago Law School. At UNLV since 1997.

Traum, Anne R.

Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education, Director of the Appellate Clinic, Co-Director of the Misdemeanor Clinic, Professor of Law; A.B., Brown University; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At UNLV since 2008.

Trimble, Marketa

Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law; Mgr., JUDr., and Ph.D., Law School of Charles University (Prague); J.S.M., and J.S.D, Stanford Law School. At UNLV since 2010.

White, John Valery

Ralph Denton Professor of Law; B.A. Southern University; J.D., Yale Law School.  At UNLV since 2007.

Library Faculty

Ban, Youngwoo

Research Librarian, Assistant Professor; B.A, University of Oklahoma; J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law; M.L.I.S, University of Arizona; LL.M, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. At UNLV since 2017.

Iverson, Justin

Research Librarian, Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Phoenix; M.L.I.S., Emporia State University; J.D., Savannah Law School. At UNLV since 2021.

Price, Jeanne

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library, Louis Wiener, Jr. Law Library Professor of Law; B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Texas School of Law; M.L.S., University of Maryland. At UNLV since 2008

Rich, Jim

Research Librarian, Assistant Professor; B.A., Villanova University; J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. At UNLV since 2017

Professors Emeriti

Bayer, Peter Brandon

Professor of Law Emeritus; B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., New York University; J.D., New York University School of Law; LL.M., Harvard Law School. UNLV Emeritus 2020.

Berger, Linda

Professor of Law Emerita; B.S., University of Colorado-Boulder; J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law. UNLV Emerita 2020.

Berkheiser, Mary E.

Professor of Law Emerita; B.A., University of Arizona; J.D., University of Arizona College of Law. UNLV Emerita 2016.

Blakesley, Christopher L.

Professor of Law Emeritus; B.A., University of Utah; M.A., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; J.D., University of Utah College of Law; LL.M., J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law. UNLV Emeritus 2017.

Brown, Richard L.

Professor of Law Emeritus; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., Indiana University School of Law; M.L.L, University of Washington. 

Edwards, Linda

Professor of Law Emerita; B.A., Florida State University; J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law. UNLV Emerita 2020.

Grant, Douglas L.

Professor of Law Emeritus; B.A., University of Iowa; J.D., University of Colorado School of Law. UNLV Emeritus 2010.

Henderson, Lynne

Professor of Law Emerita; B.A., Stanford University; J.D., Stanford Law School. UNLV Emerita 2010.

McAffee, Thomas B.

Professor of Law Emeritus; B.S., University of Utah College of Law; J.D., University of Utah College of Law. UNLV Emeritus 2020. 

Morgan, Richard J.

Dean and Professor of Law Emeritus; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. UNLV Emeritus 2007.

Pollman, Terrill

Professor of Law Emerita; B.A., University of Arizona; J.D., University of Arizona College of Law. UNLV Emerita 2019.

Shoben, Elaine

Professor of Law Emerita; A.B., Barnard College; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law. UNLV Emerita 2018.

Whitney, Jean M.

Professor of Law Emerita; B.A. and M.Ed., University of Minnesota; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law. UNLV Emerita 2015.