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Monday, October 20, 2014

Professors Mary LaFrance and Marketa Trimble to Attend Third Annual US-China IP Conference

(From left) Professors Mary LaFrance and Marketa Trimble
Mary LaFrance is the IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

Marketa Trimble is an associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Both will attend the the Third Annual US-China IP Conference at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on Nov 7.

Professor LaFrance will be part of a panel focused on intellectual property issues related to the entertainment industry.

Professor Trimble will speak on cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Professor Francine Lipman to Present at Class Crits VII Poverty, Precarity, and Work Conference

Francine J. Lipman is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

Professor Lipman will attend the Class Crits VII Poverty, Precarity, and Work Conference at UC Davis on Nov. 14.

She will present her paper, "Deconstructing Poverty."

Professor Lipman has written extensively on tax and accounting issues for legal journals, including the Wisconsin Law Review, Florida Tax Review, Virginia Tax Review, Nevada Law Journal, American University Law Review, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Latino Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Tax Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, Taxes and Tax Notes.

Professor Ann McGinley to Present at Forum on the Future of Law and Inequality

Ann McGinley is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

On Nov. 7, Professor McGinley will attend the Forum on the Future of Law and Inequality at Tulane Law School in New Orleans.

She'll present a paper titled, "We Are All Contingent: Enhancing Vulnerability in the Workplace.

Professor McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of employment law, employment discrimination and disability law and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that applies masculinities theory from social sciences to legal interpretation.

Professors Stacey Tovino and Sara Gordon to Present at Utah Law Review Symposium

(From left) Professors Stacey Tovino and Sara Gordon
Stacey Tovino is the Lincy Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Sara Gordon is an associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Nov. 7, both professors will travel to Salt Lake City to attend a symposium sponsored by the Utah Law Review titled, "Legal Borders and Mental Disorders: The Challenge of Defining Mental Illness."

Professor Tovino will present a paper on the implications of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 on a variety of civil and regulatory health law issues, including health insurance law, disability benefit law, and disability discrimination law.

Professor Gordon will present her paper titled, "The Use of Assisted Outpatient Treatment to Decrease Mental Health Disparities."

Dean Ngai Pindell and UNLV Gaming Law Journal Faculty Advisor Anthony Cabot Featured in VEGAS INC

Ngai Pindell is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Anthony Cabot is a partner in the Gaming Law group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber and a faculty advisor for the UNLV Gaming Law Journal.

Both were featured in VEGAS INC’s “People on the Move: Oct 19-25” article, which mentioned their recently edited comprehensive guide to international gaming regulation titled Regulating Land-Based Casinos: Policies, Procedures, and Economics.

The book examines multiple facets of gaming law regulation, including the role of government and public support for gaming tax revenue.

Associate Dean Pindell's research interests are in economic development and housing, and he teaches Property, Land Use Regulation, Local Government Law and Wills, Trusts & Estates.

Provost John Valery White and Boyd Alumnus Tom Wilczek Quoted in Las Vegas Sun

(From left) Provost John Valery White and Boyd alumnus Tom Wilczek
John Valery White is the Executive Vice President and Provost for UNLV and a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Boyd alumnus Tom Wilczek ‘01 is an aerospace and defense specialist with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Both were recently quoted in the Las Vegas Sun article titled, "Experts, enthusiasts weigh in on evolving drone landscape," after speaking on a panel during Boyd’s unmanned aerial systems symposium on Oct. 16.

In regard to enforcing federal aviation regulations, Provost White stated, “Imagine a free-for-all on the Strip, if everybody brings their UAS so that they can cruise the Strip without physically cruising it … That’s the sort of thing that will prompt the commission to pass a regulation. Part of the difficulty we have in Nevada, of course, is the absence of an intermediate appellate court.”

While commenting on the use of drones in the media, Wilczek noted, “The question is how do we ensure that media, which has shown a desire to technologically advance and take this industry and technology and mature it, is allowed to continue to use that technology?”