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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Professor Anderson to Receive State Bar of Nevada Medal of Justice

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Rachel Anderson (right), along with Kathleen J. England, Beau Sterling, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association, will be honored by the State Bar of Nevada with the Medal of Justice for their work in creating the February 2012 issue of the Nevada Lawyer.

The February 2012 issue of the Nevada Lawyer presented comprehensive, state-wide research on the experience of African-American lawyers and the history of civil rights in Nevada. Feature stories include Professor Anderson's "Timeline of African-American Legal History in Nevada (1861-2011)," Claytee D. White and Geralda Miller's "Charles L. Kellar: Legal Trailblazer in Nevada," Professor Joanne L. Goodwin's "Nevada Civil Rights Act of 1965," Richard F. Boulware's "Dedicated to Excellence: National Bar Association, Las Vegas Chapter," and Geralda Miller's "Bar None: Pioneer African-American Lawyers in Northern Nevada."

The Nevada Lawyer is the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada, has a circulation of approximately 10,000, and is sent to all Nevada judges and attorneys admitted to practice law in Nevada. The members of the February 2012 issue's Steering Committee included Professor Anderson; Richard F. Boulware, Assistant Federal Public Defender, LVNBA Past President (2009-11); Senator Richard Bryan, Shareholder at Lionel Sawyer & Collins, former Nevada Attorney General, Governor, and U.S. Senator; Kathleen J. England, Civil Rights Lawyer, Past President of the State Bar of Nevada, former Member of the State Bar Board of Governors, and LVNBA Member; Professor Joanne L. Goodwin, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, UNLV; U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert J. Johnston, Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board Member; Professor Kay P. Kindred, Professor of Law, Boyd School of Law, and LVNBA Member; Geralda Miller, Reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal; Guy Roch, Retired State Archivist for the State of Nevada; Beau Sterling, Managing Member of Sterling Law LLC and Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board Member; and Claytee D. White, Historian and Director of the UNLV Oral History Research Center and Past President of the Southwest Oral History Association.

Professor Anderson is a graduate of Reed High School in Sparks. She joined the faculty in 2007, bringing expertise in Business Law, Civil Rights, Corporate Governance, Human Rights, Law and Social Change, and Private International Law. At Boyd, Professor Anderson teaches Business Organizations, Human Rights, and International Business Transactions, and her recent scholarship has appeared in prominent journals such as Denver University Law Review, Hastings Women's Law Journal, and Michigan State Journal of International Law.