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Friday, February 21, 2014

Feb. 20 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Feb. 20 edition of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This edition features Professor Thomas McAffee, student Brittnie Watkins and alumna Tara Popova '10.

Professor McAffee has been teaching constitutional law for the past 32 years — half of which have been spent at Boyd. His knack for storytelling and scholarship has earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.

Watkins will soon graduate with her J.D. along with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. While attending Boyd, she’s held leadership positions in a number of student organizations, including the Public Interest Law Association, the Child Advocacy Association, and the Black Law Students Association. Watkins will work alongside Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas during a clerkship in the fall.

After leaving the Amsterdam School of Business, Popova arrived at Boyd to fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer. While attending law school, she received the State Bar of Nevada Professional Development Fellowship and the Outstanding Student in Mediation community service award. Popova now works as an associate attorney with the law firm of Fox Rothschild, where she practices commercial litigation.