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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Medal of Justice Reception to Be Held at UNLV

Together with the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada, the Boyd School of Law and the History Department at UNLV are very pleased to announce a reception honoring Professor Rachel Anderson (Boyd School of Law, UNLV), Professor Joanne Goodwin (History Department, UNLV), Professor Jeanne Price (Boyd School of Law, UNLV), and Claytee White (Director, Oral History Research Center, UNLV) for their work in creating the February 2012 issue of the Nevada Lawyer.

The Medal of Justice reception will be held from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Reserve Room on the third floor of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at Boyd School of Law on Thursday, August 30, 2012.

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 Rachel 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."