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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Professor Nancy Rapoport Provides Commentary on KNPR's State of Nevada

Nancy B. Rapoport is the Gordon Silver Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Nov. 13, she provided commentary on KNPR's State of Nevada segment When A Judge Shouldn't Hear A Case.

"By in large, religion alone is not a reason to recuse a judge; but the overall standard is whether the judge has a personal bias or prejudice concerning the party or the party's lawyer," she said during the interview. "On the one hand, you don't want to have to keep moving cases from judge to judge. On the other hand, you want to make sure the judge is going to be fair and impartial."

Professor Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture.