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Friday, May 31, 2013

May Issue of Boyd Briefs Released

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce the release of Volume II, Issue 5, of Boyd Briefs.

Issued on a monthly basis, Boyd Briefs provides information about the scholarly and other activities of Boyd faculty members during the previous month. Illustrative entries announce new faculty publications, the drafting of briefs and uniform legislation, submission to administrative agencies of comments on proposed regulations, Clinic victories, the organization and hosting of academic conferences, appointments and elections of Boyd faculty members to local, national, and international boards, offices, and societies, and other honors and awards.

The Boyd Briefs archives may be accessed here.

William S. Boyd School of Law hosts Association of Academic Success Educators Conference

The William S. Boyd School of Law from May 28 through 30 hosted the Association of Academic Success Educators Conference. The Conference, open to all persons interested in legal education and academic support, drew 132 people representing 87 different schools. To see photos from the Conference, click here.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Professor MacDowell Earns 2013 Faculty Opportunity Award

Elizabeth MacDowell, Co-Director of the Family Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, has earned a 2013 Faculty Opportunity Award, it was announced on Monday.

UNLV’s Faculty Opportunity Awards were created in 2012 to provide support for development of research areas with potential for continued funding by extramural funding agencies, private foundations, or industry, or to provide financial support needed to complete significant scholarly/creative works. This year, the Faculty Opportunity Awards total approximately $400,000. A new award specifically intended to produce research disclosures was added this year.

Professor MacDowell and Emily Troshynski from the Department of Criminal Justice were awarded $25,000 for their project "From Victims to Litigants: Domestic Violence, Legal Aid Partnerships with the Courts, and the Politics of Self-Help."

A total of 46 proposals were submitted to this highly competitive awards program in two categories: Innovation Technology Award and Single Investigator Award. Faculty-led review panels made recommendations to the Vice President for Research and the Chair of the Research Council. A total of 18 awards will be funded.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Issue of Boyd Briefs Released

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce the release of Volume II, Issue 4, of Boyd Briefs.

Issued on a monthly basis, Boyd Briefs provides information about the scholarly and other activities of Boyd faculty members during the previous month. Illustrative entries announce new faculty publications, the drafting of briefs and uniform legislation, submission to administrative agencies of comments on proposed regulations, Clinic victories, the organization and hosting of academic conferences, appointments and elections of Boyd faculty members to local, national, and international boards, offices, and societies, and other honors and awards.

The April 2013 issue of Boyd Briefs announces several new law review articles, book reviews, and other publications, dozens of talks and media references, and a number of other accomplishments and activities. Congratulations, Boyd faculty members!

The Boyd Briefs archives may be accessed here.