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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boyd Students Receive Scholarships through the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association

From left: National Bar Association Vice President Benjamin Crump,
Boyd School of Law Dean Daniel Hamilton, Izaac Rowe, Jessica
Gandy, Brittnie Watkins, Scott Morris, Jonathan Lee, LVNBA
President Doreen Spears Hartwell, and UNLV Provost John Valery
The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) awarded scholarships to five William S. Boyd School of Law students at its 24th Annual Scholarship Gala on Oct. 12.

The student honorees were Jessica Gandy ’16, Jonathan Lee ’14, Scott Morris ’15, Izaac Rowe ’15, and Brittnie Watkins ’14. LVNBA member Judge Karen Bennett-Haron presented the scholarships at the event, which was held at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.

Since the first Annual Scholarship Gala in 1987, the LVBNA has awarded tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to local law students. To meet the LVNBA’s scholarship criteria, students were required to describe how they demonstrate commitment and interest in pro bono, public interest or public service legal work, and the ways in which they plan to serve the needs of minority communities in Clark County.

Also at the event, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas swore in the 2013-2015 LVNBA executive board members. Rachel Anderson, Professor of Law at Boyd, was sworn in as president of the LVNBA. Boyd alumna Kelley Jones ’08 was sworn in as treasurer of the organization.