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Monday, February 8, 2016

Professor Linda Berger Speaks at Stanford Law School Symposium

Linda L. Berger is the Family Foundation Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at the Boyd School of Law.

Professor Berger was one of the featured speakers at the Narrative and Metaphor in the Law Symposium hosted by Stanford Law School January 30. The symposium, organized by Michael Hanne of the University of Auckland and Robert Weisberg of Stanford, brought together scholars who have contributed to the study of narrative or metaphor and the law, and sometimes the two in combination, for a series of conversations to explore those interactions. Scholars from the many different dimensions of legal research were joined by speakers from anthropology, cognitive psychology, creative writing, the media and public policy, in an effort to elaborate a fuller account than has previously been attempted of the intricate relations that operate at the nexus between narrative and metaphor in the law.

This symposium is the third of a series on the role of narrative and metaphor in different disciplines. The first, relating to medicine, was held at UC Berkeley in 2010 and generated a special issue of the journal Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, 44 (3), Fall 2011, entitled “Binocular Vision: Narrative and Metaphor in Medicine.” The second, relating to politics, was held at Claremont Graduate University in 2012 and generated a book entitled Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Politics (Psychology Press, 2014). The Stanford symposium relating to the law will generate a book to be published by Cambridge University Press.

More information about the symposium can be found here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Feb. 4 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Feb. 4 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Christopher Blakesley, student Elias Askins, and alumnus Kevin Remus '10.

Professor Blakesley is the Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law at Boyd. Renowned as a scholar in international and comparative law, Professor Blakesley was a legal advisor in the U.S. Department of State under Henry Kissinger. He is a Barrick Distinguished Scholar, a member of the American Law Institute, and the author of numerous articles and books on topics ranging from terrorism to comparative criminal and family law.

Askins, who will graduate in May, says his plans are to "practice, practice, practice for the bar exam!" Beyond that, he hopes to continue working with a federal agency - just in a new capacity as legal counsel. 

Remus is the in-house intellectual property attorney for National Security Technologies, based in Las Vegas. National Security Technologies is the company that manages the Nevada National Security Site for the United States Department of Energy. He has also been a JAG in the Nevada Army National Guard since 2013.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Jan. 28 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Jan. 28 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Adjunct Professor Howard Siegel, student Mariah Northington, and alumnus Eric Gannon '08.

Professor Siegel is one of New York's "Super Lawyers" and until very recently senior partner in Pryor Cashman LLP's Entertainment Group in New York. He teaches The Law & Business of the Music Industry as part of Boyd's intellectual property curriculum.

Northington grew up in Lee Vining, Calif., a small town of 222. Coming to Boyd was the best choice she made, adding she has benefited from making lifelong friends and great professional relationships.

Gannon works in Austin, Texas as an analyst for FirstCare Health Plans, an insurer in Texas and New Mexico. He creates value by designing provider contract mechanisms to pursue cost efficiencies and quality incentives -- blending algorithm/data science and financial modeling to optimize network strength and accessibility.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Professor Marketa Trimble Contributes to Recently Published Book

Marketa Trimble is the Samuel Lionel Intellectual Property Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

In the recently published book, Geoblocking and Global Video Culture, Professor Trimble contributed a chapter titled "Geoblocking, Technical Standards and the Law."

Edited by Ramon Lobato and James Meese, the book explores the cultural implications of access control and circumvention in an age of VPNs.

In her research, Professor Trimble focuses on intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jan. 21 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Jan. 21 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Lori Johnson, student Kory Koerporich, and alumna Krystal Rosse '09.

Professor Johnson teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility, transactional drafting, and lawyering process. Her scholarship and teaching draw on a combination of practical experience and theoretical knowledge of contract drafting, rhetorical criticism, and ethics.

Koerporich saw a chance to be part of something special at Boyd. The writing program's status, and opportunities for new experiences helped make the decision to come to Boyd easy.

Rosse is an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Nevada where she represents and defends the United States, its employees and agencies in civil litigation matters.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boyd Student Lynnel Reyes Wins Jackson Lewis Scholarship

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law second-year student Lynnel Reyes was recently selected as the winner of this year’s Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Law Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to Boyd School of Law students from underrepresented social and economic backgrounds who are interested in careers in labor and employment law.

Second- and third-year Boyd students are eligible for the scholarship. Winners must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in labor and employment law; have a strong academic record; belong to a socially or economically underrepresented group; and have relevant work experience, community service, and leadership skills.