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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Boyd Faculty Scholarship Spans the Globe

Scholarship authored by Boyd faculty is making an impact around the world. From China to Iran, from Chile to the Netherlands, readers are visiting the Law School’s Scholarly Commons and downloading articles written by Boyd faculty, as well as scholarship published in the law school’s two student-edited journals, the Nevada Law Journal and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal.

Articles in the Scholarly Commons have been downloaded more than 270,000 times; and now with the Scholarly Commons’ new “readership activity map,” visitors to the site can view, in real time, each download of an article and its location. To see the reach of Boyd’s scholarship in action, visit the Scholarly Commons and scroll to the map at the bottom of the page. It may take a few minutes for pins to start dropping on the map, but it is worth the wait.

The longer the Scholarly Commons is open in a web browser, the more download locations are visible. When there is more than one pin on the map, clicking on the forward and back arrows provides information on the locations of previous downloads. To return to real-time downloads, click the "play" button. Leaving it open all day (or even just a few hours) provides an amazing glimpse of the global reach of the law faculty's scholarship.